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Purim High Council Prayer and Meditation Happening for Women

We are 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.
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Purim High Council Prayer and Meditation Happening for Women–2

We are 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.
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Purim High Council Prayer and Meditation Happening for Women

We are 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.
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Our Fruit Tree and Vegetable Kingdom Role Models

On Tu B’Shvat we celebrate our generous and magnificent fruit trees that selflessly nourish the world for no other reason than that it’s what they are designed to do. May we honor them back by preserving their habitat, mulching their soil, protecting their pollinators, providing fresh water, repelling their pests and (on their new year’s day) praying for them to enjoy a healthy, lush and fruitful year.
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The Chinukh of Chanukka

Since Chanukka and Purim reference toward the future, R. Luria associates them with Mashiach ben David, and the 7th marriage blessing when “the woman of valor becomes the crown to her husband.” R. Luria brings fascinating evidence of the gender shifts that weave through the messianic lineage and narrative.
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Chanukka through the years

Just as eyes are windows to the soul, so the Chanukka lights are windows into the soul of the chag.
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A Short Tribute to Etrog for Tu B’Shvat

The word for etrog (אתרוג) relates to the Hebrew root, רגג, which means, “to long and desire.”  For this reason etrog corresponds to to the heart area, the center of conscious emotion and desire.
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Chanukka—Harbinger of Messianic Gender Shifts to Come

Since Chanukka and Purim reference toward the future, R. Luria associates them with Mashiach ben David, and the 7th marriage blessing when “the woman of valor becomes the crown to her husband.” R. Luria brings fascinating evidence of the gender shifts that weave through the messianic lineage and narrative.
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Chanukka through the years

Just as eyes are windows to the soul, so the Chanukka lights are windows into the soul of the chag.
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ZOT CHANUKKA–A TRIBUTE TO THE SHEKHINA

The kabbalists read into Chanukka’s eight days, a journey of progressive tikun down through the sefirot from Binah to Malchut. Curiously, Binah associates with the higher Shekhina called Ima (literally, Mother) and Malchut associates with the lower Shekhina called Nukba (literally, Woman). Chanukka thus begins and ends on a feminine note. The first candle (of Binah) accompanies all the subsequent lights, and its last candle (of Malchut) gets honored with a name of its own—Zot Chanukka­—(in part) because it enacts the last frame of the Shekhina’s moonlike odyssey (as we shall see).
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A Chanukka Meditation from the Zohar

This Chanukka teaching is dedicated to Yaku, daughter of Heltcha: “Thank you for
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“These Lights are Holy…”: An Instruction for Meditatioin

Chanukka (2015 / 5776) Sarah Yehudit Schneider Based on teachings by R. Tsadok
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“…Until there are no stragglers in the marketplace.”

Sarah Yehudit Schneider   When is the time for lighting Chanukka candles? The
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Chanukka and the Feminine

by Sarah Yehudit Schneider In Jewish symbology, the masculine archetype conflates with the
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Paradox — A Hanukkah Dilemma

Hanukkah teaches us how to survive exile and how to accomplish the purpose
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Hillel says to move toward many; Shammai says to move toward one

Chanukah, 2012 / 5773 Inspired by R. Tsadok HaKohen, Resisei Laila, 56 and
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On Chanukka Everyone’s a High Priest

A Chanukha Teaching–2011 Based on R. Tsadok Hakohen, Pri Tsadik – Chanuka #1
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The Inner Search for Pure Oil

Sarah Yehudit Schneider   Among the various categories of mitzvot are those that
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Chanukkah, Greece and Democracy

5769 / 2008 Sarah Yehudit Schneider There is no person or nation that
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