Tammuz | B’lev Shalem (בלב שלם) Wholehearted

Welcome to Kesharim K’doshim Mussar, where we explore the soul-traits through the wheel of the year and the Kohenet Netivot. In Iyyar, we turn to the soul-trait of Emet (אמת) Truth and the Neviah – Prophtess.

Eyes: Symbol of Tammuz

Tammuz is another one of those months with no holidays, except for a minor fast, and no real practices associated with it.  At least not any I’ve found.  This makes a lot of sense when you think of the Jewish wheel of the year in relationship to agrarian cycles.  The summer months are when there…

Tammuz: Tarot Card/ The Chariot

Harnessing Potential The Tarot card for the month is the Chariot (מֶרְכָּבָה), also associated with the sign of Sartan (סַרְטָן) or Cancer.  The Chariot is a challenge.  It says, quite literally, take the reins.  You have all the power and ability, but will do you do anything with it?  Will you risk failure?  Will you…

Tammuz: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Tammuz including: The Daughters of Tzelophehad Learn about the Five Daughters of Tzelophehad! Mahlah (מחלה) Noah (נעה) Hoglah (חגלה) Milcah (מלכה) Tirzah (תרצה) These five women were mentioned by name four separate times in the Tanakh: Num 26:33 Num 27:1 Num 36:11…

Reuben: Tribe of Tammuz

Reuben (רְאוּבֵן) is the first born of Jacob and Leah is the tribe associated with the month of Tammuz (תָּמוּז).  His name, Reuben is directly related to the sense of sight, which is considered to be the sense of the month of Tammuz.   When Reuben was born, Leah exclaimed, “Because the LORD hath looked (רָאָה)…

Tammuz/ תָּמוּז

Moon of Fullness (June/July)Tammuz is the month of claiming personal sovereignty and risking success, failure, and change. Want to share this? Use short link: https://bit.ly/devotaj-tammuz Basics Linear Month: 10 Torah Month: 4 Season: Summer Holidays: Tzom Tammuz Offerings1:  Red Ribbons, Jerusalem Stone Element2:  Mayim (מים) Water  within  Eish (אשׁ) Fire Spiritual Focus3: Creativity through Divine Connection Netivah:…