Tekufah Tevet: The Winter Solstice

While observance of the solstices and equinoxes may not taught in Hebrew school, there is a long tradition of observing these moments drawn from the talmud. In Hebrew a solstice or equinox is called tekufah (תקופה) or plural tekufot (תקופות). The word means to cycle or turning. The solstice is an astronomical event but in…

Tevet: Tarot Card: Devil

Tevet is a month of seeking clarity in darkness.  Tevet is the month our vices have the most opportunity to enslave us. Tevet is the crucible.  Without this difficult month the promise of Kislev’s rainbow can never be realized as the star of Shevat. Anything we did in Kislev that we shouldn’t have, will rear…

Tevet: Sakranut (סקרנות) Curiosity| Doreshet | Practices

PRACTICES Practices for Sakranut include a song offering from Amy Wachtel, altar practice from Kohenet Bekah Starr, Scentuality by K’Alumah Schuster, sigils and boundary Work from Kohenet Ketzirah HaMa’agelet, and a meditation from Kohenet Judith Idit. Song from Amy Wachtel (Tzovah) What Is Life? by Black Uhuru.I feel it raises a question, if not questions….

Candles: Symbol of Tevet

Tevet, the Jewish month that falls during December and January, is a tough month to pick an object or spiritual practice to be its symbol.  Hanukkah does fall during Tevet, but only first couple of days.  The only other holiday is Asara b’Tevet, which is a minor fast.  When you look at the themes surrounding…

Dan: Tribe of Tevet

How do we know the difference between good and bad judgment?  How do we know the choices we make are the right ones?  What do we allow to influence us?  What we do allow to blur our vision?  What do we use to clear our eyes, our hearts, and our minds to turn back to…

Tevet | טֵבֵת

Moon of Clarity (December/January)Tevet is a month to seek clarity on our path; even though the days are still short and the nights are long and dark. Want to share this page? Use short link: https://bit.ly/devotaj-tevet Basics Note: Letter, Tribe, and Sense are derived from the Sefer YetzirahSee NOTES for additional information on sources of these…

Tevet: Sakranut (סקרנות) Curiosity

Welcome to #MussarWithMe 5780 where we explore the soul-traits through the wheel of the year and the Kohenet Netivot. In Tevet, we turn to the soul-trait of Sakranut (סקרנות) Curiosity and the Doreshet.

Hanukkah

Reference materials to deep dive into the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, including it’s connection to the Winter Solstice.