Kislev: Rituals and Activities

Some practices and rituals to try out or adapt during the month of Kislev.

  • Learn about Jewish magick to honor them the Baalat Ov path of the Shekhinah this month.
  • Learn about the many faces and layers to Hanukkah. Look beyond the simple stories of your youth and challenge yourself to hold opposing ideas in one holiday.
  • Create kavanot, intentions, for the lighting of each Hanukkah candle. Make your own Hannukah candles and focus on your kavannah while you make each candle. 
  • Explore the Temperance card by seeing what opposites you blend in your own life and how they make you stronger.
  • Bring the winter solstice into your Hanukkah celebration.  Use Havdalah candles for your Hanukkah candles and explore the interplay of light and dark with this holiday.
  • Use the Telshemesh Chag HaBanot or Ritual for Hanukkah and the Solstice with your synagogue, spiritual group, or family to enrich your Hanukkah experience.