…to Women Far and Wide
to Participate in a Ground-Breaking, Soul-Awakening Event:
The 30th Annual “Purim High Council Prayer and Meditation Happening for Women”
(that, for the first time, will be available to the world, via Zoom)
It is likely that there will still be some degree of lockdown when Purim comes round. The anticipated zoom nature of this Purim has inspired us to go public and share our Purim High Council Prayer Ceremony with the international community by:
- Inviting women from around the world to join the actual Jerusalem-based event via zoom (enabled by Shifra Hendrie who has offered her expanded zoom link for the occasion). And…
- Sharing the nusach/script of the ceremony so you can prepare for the event and, if you are unable to join our Jerusalem ceremony, you can create your own High Council, either on your own or with friends.
Given that this is the first year we’ve released the script of the High Council out to the world, and given that our Purim gatherings are likely to be (at least somewhat) limited by requirements of social distancing, we thought (and hoped) that folks would join us (via zoom) in our Yerushalmi enactment, as a kind of initiatory experience.
Thereafter, when Purim returns to full tilt, you can all do your own High Councils at whatever time and place and company suits you.
The problem is that we, in Jerusalem, observe Purim on a different day than everyone else. Jerusalem Purim (aka Shushan Purim) is one day later than the rest of the world. And this Purim (2021) is a special, rare meshulash (tripartite) Purim, where the mitzvot are distributed over three days, and the Shushan Purim seuda is on Sunday (whereas everyone else’s Purim seuda is on Friday (erev Shabbat).
Nevertheless, it is a custom among Chassidic communities outside Israel to acknowledge Shushan Purim as a special day, and so it would be fitting for folks around the world, even though it’s not technically Purim there, to join our Jerusalem Zoom High Council and participate fully. It is simply a Prayer-Meditation Ceremony that could (theoretically) be performed any day, its just that Purim (ie Esther’s day) is the most propitious time for its enactment.
So that is our plan, to start our High Council on Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 (before three stars) at:
6:00 PM Jerusalem | 11:00 AM EST | 8:00 AM PST | 4:00 PM UK | 3:00 AM Australia
Men are welcome to join the list and download the nusach, but we ask that only women join the actual event.
SPREAD THE WORD! PASS THIS INVITE ON TO ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED. THE MORE SOULS THAT PARTICIPATE, THE BIGGER THE CIRCLE, THE MORE LIGHT PULLED DOWN, THE MORE AWAKENING OCCURS.
Click HERE to join the email list in order to receive the High Council nusach/script and the Zoom Invite for the Purim High Council event. This list is only for High Council matters. You will not be barraged with extraneous emails.