Personal Reflections on the Passover Seder

I was not raised in Judaism. I came to it in my early 30s. I was not accustomed to the traditions of Passover. I attended my first seder in 2012. Since then, I’ve participated in my share of them- at least one, usually more, each year. I have accumulated several observations and thoughts over theContinue reading “Personal Reflections on the Passover Seder”

Miriam the Water Witch

The Prophetess Miriam, sister of Moses, is closely associated with water. Like the life giving liquid, Miriam was fluid and able to shapeshift into whatever state was necessary. She defied Pharoah and saved her baby brother’s life by placing him in a basket and setting him into the Nile. After the Israelites crossed the RedContinue reading “Miriam the Water Witch”

Asherah Rising

Queen of Heaven beside her King Sacred Tree beside the Temple Female with Male Two are One in Divine Harmony.   Raisin cakes baked for her Libations of wine poured out Women worshipped her Knowing they were created in her image.   But man feared woman’s power Afraid she would deny him Could not letContinue reading “Asherah Rising”

The Mezuzah as Amulet

Have you ever noticed that Jewish homes have a little box attached to the doorpost? It’s a slanted box on the outside of the home (and sometimes on doorposts of interior rooms).  This little box is called a mezuzah, and it’s one of the amulets that Jews have used throughout history to bring protection toContinue reading “The Mezuzah as Amulet”

Purim, Witches, and Jews- Oh My!

This week Jews will be celebrating the minor holiday of Purim. I’ve spent some time this weekend preparing for the holiday, and I’ve done quite a bit of thinking. I’ve been thinking a lot about the similarities between Jews and witches.  For those of you who don’t know, Purim is the holiday that celebrates andContinue reading “Purim, Witches, and Jews- Oh My!”