Shofar: Symbol of Tishrei

Below is a sneak peek of this content! The shofar is not only a symbol we all associate with Tishrei, but it’s also a symbol of Judaism.  Many of us only think about the shofar at the High Holy days, but in ancient times it was used regularly in religious rites. Blow the shofar at…

Tishrei: Lessons of Ephraim

Below is a sneak peek of this content! The tribe most commonly associated with the month of Tishrei is Ephraim. Ephraim is not a son of Jacob, but a son of Joseph. He is “adopted” by Jacob in Genesis 48:5, and they are given birth-right blessings. In a moment that reminds of Jacob stealing the birthright…

Naming the Moons

Judaism offers us so many G!d/dess names to help us build relationships with the Divine. Because mainstream Judaism is so heavily focused on the masculine side of the Divine, I’ll be focusing on Femme names, and one that I strongly believe is non-binary name of G!d/dess and another I believe to be trans.⁠

Miriam the Prophetess

This midrash was written by Kohenet Ketzirah Lesser over the course of several years, and the ending was found as I told the story aloud during the first ever gathering of the Kohenet: The Hebrew Priestess Institute. Find this and more in Ruby Red Seeds: a collection of poetry, prayer, and midrash. Miriam awoke from…

Adar: Zehirut (זהירות) Illuminated Awareness| Leitzanit

Welcome to Kesharim K’doshim Mussar, where we explore the soul-traits through the wheel of the year and the Kohenet Netivot. In Adar, we turn to the soul-trait of Zehirut (זהירות) Illuminated Awareness and the Leitzanit (Sacred Fool).

Sh’vat: Ahavah (אהבה) Love| Ohevet

Welcome to #MussarWithMe 5780 where we explore the soul-traits through the wheel of the year and the Kohenet Netivot. In Shevat, we turn to the soul-trait of Ahavah (אהבה)) Love and the Ohevet.

Tu B’Shevat

Resources for the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat.

Shabbat Shirah

Shabbat Shirah falls on the Shabbat early in Sh’vat (Jan/Feb) where we read the Parsha Beshalach, which contains the Song of the Sea (Exodus 15:1–18). It’s a custom in Ashkenazic custom to go out and feed the birds (because they sing) on this Shabbat.  So if you check the #challah on instagram, you may see…

Divine Names

Judaism offers us so many G!d/dess names to help us build relationships with the Divine. Because mainstream Judaism is so heavily focused on the masculine side of the Divine, I’ll be focusing on Femme names, and one that I strongly believe is non-binary name of G!d/dess and another I believe to be trans.⁠

Mirrors

Source sheet of resources about mirrors in Jewish tradition.