For forty days and forty nights the deluge came unabated
And then land existed no more.
All the world’s inhabitants disappeared beneath the waves
And only the Ark remained.
The sun reappeared warming the waters
And now life was confined to those on board.
Time and again they prayed for a port or place to come to rest
And they diligently searched the distant horizon.
Day after day they awoke to water, rocking to sleep on swells
And the waters and the Ark became their entire world.
They floated the ocean where once a world had been
And the depths remained silent and wide.
Days into weeks, weeks into months
And soon a full year had passed.
Time and again Noah sent forth a dove
And time and again it found no roost.
Then one day the dove succeeded in its quest
And returned with an olive branch.
Noah rejoiced because the journey would soon end
And his family shared in his joy.
A year in their lives had come and gone
And their lives were forever changed.
The waters had begun to rise on Heshvan 17
And the land was dry once more on Heshvan 27.
Heshvan sees the world that was
Heshvan sees the world anew …
This is the month when HaShemLit. The Name, referring to the ineffable name of God; used as a substitute for any of the more sacred names of God when not speaking in prayer. Particularly used in conversation. started over
And the month when HaShemLit. The Name, referring to the ineffable name of God; used as a substitute for any of the more sacred names of God when not speaking in prayer. Particularly used in conversation. promised “never again.”
Reclaiming the Hebrew Goddess and Writing Her Anew
Dive deep into the legacy of the Hebrew goddess! Through thoughtful reflection and inspired creative writing with guided writing prompts, discover where her secrets are hidden and reclaim her for your own. Six sessions starting December 14, 2023.