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Chanting, witnessing and eating in Jerusalem

Uh oh- so far my story is more like Eat, Walk, Pray….. Tu B’shevat-the New Year of the Trees Full moons in Jerusalem often mean holidays. This month, the month of Shevat- the month of stuffing,I learned from the Carlebach women teachers-  the full moon is the New Years of the Trees (http://www.aish.com/h/15sh/ho/48965616.html.   ( hi … Continue reading

A highlight of Kabbalat Shabbat in Jerusalem

Dear Friends, This beautiful chant was a highlight of my kabbalat shabbat in Jerusalem last week at Nava Tehila. Ehyeh Asher Eyeh is the name God reveals to Moses at his moment of enlightmenment. It is translated as, I will be as I will be. God as a verb, as Life Unfolding. As you listen, … Continue reading

Connecting Israel and Plum Village

January 25, 2010 I spent a month at Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastery in Southern France: http://www.plumvillage.org) before I came to Israel. In many ways, that month was my preparation, my inner preparation, to giving me support and capacity to be here in Israel in the way I value – open to what is … Continue reading

After the Rain. Call Me by MyTrue Names

Tuesday January 19, 2010 – Worlds apart in Jerusalem. After yesterday’s rains, the sky was blue with magnificent clouds over the hills.   Picture the huge majestic skies in  “Old Testament” renaissance painting. “Biblical” comes to mind. The air was fresh and clear, the pink stone paths and alleys shining, as I walked from my room … Continue reading

Jerusalem Rain

January 21, 2010 Greetings all! Background to getting caught in a soaking rain in the Jerusalem forest (magical!) and Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum (stunning, powerful,devastating….) This is the winter rainy season here in Jerusalem and all of Israel. The winter season officially begins at the end of sukkot ( as soon as we no longer … Continue reading