Sh’vat: Ahavah (אהבה) Love | Practices

Welcome to #MussarWithMe 5780 where we explore the soul-traits through the wheel of the year and the Kohenet Netivot. In Shevat, we turn to the soul-trait of Ahavah (אהבה)) Love and the Ohevet.

Shevat: Tarot Card: Star

Shevat (שְׁבָט) is a breath of fresh air.  We may have a way to go, but we can see the light at the end tunnel.  We are released from the bonds of Tevet (טֵבֵת) and get our first promise of the spring to come with the holiday of Tu b’Shevat (ט״ו בשבט‎) and feed the…

Cups: Symbol of Shevat

The month of Shevat and the holiday of Tu b’Shevat are our chance to rebalance ourselves and our energy before the season of real growing begins.  I bet you expected this month’s symbol to be all about trees and planting of trees — but that’s so easy to find! Here we’re going to talk about drinking and drinking vessels! How did…

Asher: Tribe of Shevat

Asher was the eighth son of Jacob through Leah’s handmaid, Zilpah.  According to the Torah, midrash and rabbinical tradition Asher is a symbol of happiness.  There seems to be fairly strong consensus on this.   From his naming (Genesis 30:13) to his final blessing from Yisrael (Genesis 49:20) – Asher was blessed with happiness. “And Leah…

Shevat | שְׁבָט

Moon of Centering (January/February)Shevat is our cosmic opportunity to center ourselves and determine our priorities for the busy growing seasons of late spring, summer, and fall. Want to share this page? Use short link: https://bit.ly/devotaj-shevat Basics Note: Letter, Tribe, and Sense are derived from the Sefer Yetzirah as translated by Aryeh KaplanSee NOTES for additional information…

Sh’vat: Ahavah (אהבה) Love

Welcome to #MussarWithMe 5780 where we explore the soul-traits through the wheel of the year and the Kohenet Netivot. In Shevat, we turn to the soul-trait of Ahavah (אהבה)) Love and the Ohevet.

Shabbat Shirah

Shabbat Shirah falls on the Shabbat early in Sh’vat (Jan/Feb) where we read the Parsha Beshalach, which contains the Song of the Sea (Exodus 15:1–18). It’s a custom in Ashkenazic custom to go out and feed the birds (because they sing) on this Shabbat.  So if you check the #challah on instagram, you may see…