Shevat: Tarot Card: Star

Shevat (שְׁבָט) is a breath of fresh air.  We may have a way to go, but we can see the light at the end tunnel.  We are released from the bonds of Tevet (טֵבֵת) and get our first promise of the spring to come with the holiday of Tu b’Shevat (ט״ו בשבט‎) and feed the…

Shevat: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Shevat. Create or update your altar with symbols of Shevat.  Bring in pinecones, tree branches, buds, saplings, feathers, water vessels, stars; river rocks (for Shabbat Shirah). Celebrate Shabbat Shirah, when we read the story of the parting of the Red Sea, by…

Cups: Symbol of Shevat

The month of Shevat and the holiday of Tu b’Shevat are our chance to rebalance ourselves and our energy before the season of real growing begins.  I bet you expected this month’s symbol to be all about trees and planting of trees — but that’s so easy to find! Here we’re going to talk about drinking and drinking vessels! How did…

Asher: Tribe of Shevat

Asher was the eighth son of Jacob through Leah’s handmaid, Zilpah.  According to the Torah, midrash and rabbinical tradition Asher is a symbol of happiness.  There seems to be fairly strong consensus on this.   From his naming (Genesis 30:13) to his final blessing from Yisrael (Genesis 49:20) – Asher was blessed with happiness. “And Leah…

Shevat / שְׁבָט

Moon of Centering (January/February)Shevat is our cosmic opportunity to center ourselves and determine our priorities for the busy growing seasons of late spring, summer, and fall. Want to share this page? Use short link: https://bit.ly/devotaj-shevat Basics Linear Month: 5 Torah Month: 11 Season: Winter Holidays: Tu B’Shevat Offerings1: Pine Cones, Tree Branches, Tree Bark, Tree Syrup…

Tu B’Shevat

Resources for the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat.