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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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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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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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Masters of the Saf — Purim 2015 / 5775

In those days, when Mordekhai sat by the king’s gate, two of the
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Plagues by Land…Plagues by Sea

Pesach 2014 / 5774 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Rabbi Yosi the Gallilean said: The Egyptians
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The Power of a Good Eye

PurimBurst, 2009 / 5569 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Esther inspired affection in the eyes
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The Book of Esther is a Map of Feminine Development

PurimBurst, 2007 / 5567 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Based on the teachings of R.
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Anger Drives the Plot

PurimBurst, 2006 / 5566 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Queen Vashti refused to come at
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A Time for Silence, A Time for Speech

PurimBurst, 2005 / 5565 Sarah Yehudit Schneider When Mordecai conveyed to Esther… “If
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I Am the First, I Am the Last

PurimBurst, 2004 / 5564 Sarah Yehudit Schneider And [Mordecai] brought up Hadassah, that
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Torah of Souls

PurimBurst, 2003 / תשס”ג Sarah Yehudit Schneider Then the King conferred with His
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Mesirut Nefesh and Oral Torah

PurimBurst, 2002 / 5762 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Inspired by R. Tsadok HaKohen, Pri
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How to Identify the Crown Princess

PurimBurst, 2001 / 5761 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Inspired by R. Tsadok HaKohen (רסיסי
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The Cosmic, Seven Millenia Wine Party

PurimBurst, 2000 / 5760 Sarah Yehudit Schneider And it was in the days
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Knowing that You Don’t Know

PurimBurst, 1999 / 5659 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Many of the peoples of the
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Manna and Haman

PurimBurst, 1998 / 5758 Sarah Yehudit Schneider In the same way that a
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Haman as Archetype of Narcissism

PurimBurst, 1997 / 5757 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Haman recounted to them the glory
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Amalek At The Crossroads

PurimBurst, 1996 / 5756 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Remember, HaShem, the offspring of Edom…the
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The Service of Purim IS Lots

PurimBurst, 1995 / 5755 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Why is this holiday called Purim? 
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The Blessings and the Curse

PurimBurst, 1994 / 5754 Sarah Yehudit Schneider There is a real place that
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Haman and the Tree of Knowledge

PurimBurst, 1993 / 5753 Sarah Yehudit Schneider Sin fragments consciousness, and narrows it. 
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