Rosh Hodesh Kislev: Nov.-Dec.

The first of each Jewish month—the celebration of the new moon, its slender crescent barely visible in the night sky—is a day historically associated with women’s renewal and celebration. In recent decades, Rosh Hodesh has become an occasion for Jewish women to gather for learning, ritual, and spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages. Rosh Hodesh groups, meeting monthly, offer a women’s space in time. (Some men’s gatherings have begun as well, sometimes associated with kiddush levanah, celebrating the coming full moon.)

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Audio/video shiviti meditation chant

Miriam’s Moon: A Shiviti Meditation

New moon meditation

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“The new moon is a new universe for women”

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Rosh Hodesh winter healing circle script

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A song for the new moon

A Sliver in the Sky: A Song for Rosh Hodesh
A Rosh Chodesh ritual designed around the themes and activities of Chanukah
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Meditations on Hanukkah, focusing in particular on moving from the month of Heshvan, to Kislev, and on to Tevet

Hanukkah Meditations

A summary of facts, characters, and holidays pertaining to the month of Kislev

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A blessing for our voices during Hanukkah, in solidarity with the Women of the Wall

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