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 feeding the birds.  According to R’Jill Hammer this is a tradtional custom of Ashkenazic Jews for Shabbat Shirah begun by Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the Maharal of Prague. See Learn More for resources on this custom.

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