Minshar Cholem: Dream Decree

This is a practice for Elul and High Holy Days, but can also be utilized for the secular new year or any of Judaism’s four New Years. During the Elul and the High Holy days we tend to hear over and over that three things can “avert the harsh decree: prayer, repentance and tzedaka.”   But…

11 Cheshvan: Yarzheit of Rachel Imeinu

The 11 of Cheshvan, and it is the historical Yahrzteit of Rachel Imeinu (Rachel the Matriarch). This ritual can be used to honor Rachel Imeinu or be adapted to honor any ancestor of blood or spirit. This is intended a simple solitary ritual, which can easily be adapted for a group. If you are interested…

Anointing Ritual for Home Blessing Amulets

Here is an anointing ritual for mezuzah, mizrach, or house blessing that I’ve created to bless up art, hamsa or other protective amulets to hang on a wall or shelf of a home.  Always good to reset your mezuzah and other wards at the change of the seasons. Also can be used to “recharge” a mezuzah.  Follow…