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A Kavannah for Women on Rosh Hodesh

Women were given the new moon celebration.

Because we held onto our jewels,
Refused to participate in an act that profaned G-d and our emergent nation
And produced the golden calf.

This is the lesson we are taught.

But what of the women who danced under the moon? 
Who, in soul and bone, felt the changing of time and tide?

Many moons have graced the earth.
And many women have moved with them for millennia.

What if we were to suddenly give ourselves the new moon?
Place it in our orbit and from here seek out tradition and G-d?

The view is different from us:
Of our world and the worlds beyond our reach.

The new moon is a new universe for women, pulling us to the center of who we are and the People we wish to become.

 

Prayer

How to Forgive: Opening Our Hearts in Elul

Why is forgiveness so hard? How can Jewish texts help us grapple with this complicated, heart-opening process?

Join Rabbi Vivie Mayer and Ritualwell for an online course on forgiveness in preparation for Yom Kippur. In three sessions during the month of Elul, we will study, connect, and create as we immerse in the topic of forgiveness. 

Wednesdays, 12pm–1:15pm EST, August 8, 15, 22

Register by August 1st and receive 10% off D'vorah Horn's new Teshuvah Cardsa perfect complement to the course!

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