Chanukah Blog Roundup

From the JMC Archives: Chanukah – 5771 – 8 days of practice by Yael Levy Honoring Two Sides of the Same Moon with Faith by Brian Kaye Come Light the Menorah… by Alison Laichter JMC’s Getting in the Mood… for ChanukahWritingMeditation From around the web: Defining Hanukkah:  Spiritual vs Political  Seeking inner light at the darkest time of the year G–dcast does Chanukah! Bake Off Tablet reviews Hanukkah recipe books Hanukkah and the Olive Harvest The holiday’s secret “roots” as a harvest festival.  […]

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Honoring Two Sides of the Same Moon with Faith

As the moon arcs its cycle from new moon to full moon, we can notice our own cycles of darkness and light.  The moon has guided our ancestors in the planting, sowing and reaping of their crops and we can be inspired to observe and honor the same cycles which connect us to the natural […]

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Chanukah – 5771 – 8 days of practice

Make for me a holy place that I might dwell within you, that I might dwell among you.  shemot 25:8 Chanukah — A time to for us to remember ourselves as the Mishkan, the dwelling place of the Divine Presence. To remember that all of us are sacred vessels, formed and shaped as we are so our […]

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Come light the menorah…

We lit candles on the chanukiah tonight and watched them during our sit. It was incredibly lovely, especially watching them each burn out, one by one, returning us to darkness. I’ve been thinking so much about bringing light into dark places, and yesterday during the practice day with Rabbi Jeff Roth, he brought up something […]

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Chanukah Writing Meditation

Last night we had our “Getting in the Mood for Chanukah” workshop with an amazing group of people with inspiring insights. We had a short sit, a teaching about the holiday, a guided meditation and then a writing meditation exercise. Just in case you couldn’t join us but would like to get in the mood […]

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