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Kiddush Levanah: (lit. “sanctification of the moon”) prayer service recited in the first half of each month blessing the new moon
Said outdoors at night, Kiddush Levana ( Sanctification of the Moon) is a ritual highlighted by a Hebrew blessing, selections of Psalms and other prayers, and is often followed by joyous dancing.
Insights into the inner teachings of a mysterious ritual.
Insights into the inner teachings of a mysterious ritual.
The monthly sanctification of the moon
Once a month, as the soft, mellow light of the moon waxes in the sky, we recite a special blessing called Kiddush Levanah . . .
Once a month, as the moon waxes in the sky, we recite a special blessing called Kiddush Levanah, "the sanctification of the moon," praising the Creator for His wondrous work we call astronomy. Kiddush Levanah is recited after nightfall, usually on Saturda...
Time and place are two fundamental coordinates of life, and, in particular, of Jewish life and teaching. The unity of the Jewish calendar is a remarkable expression of the unity of the Jewish people.
This kabbalistic explanation to the prayer of kiddush levanah in which we bless the new moon at the beginning of each month.
Jewish mystics teach that judging others favorably is the true test of righteousness.
Jewish mystics teach that judging others favorably is the true test of righteousness.
May we very soon prepare for the marriage of the Jewish people with G-d. Midrash Rabbah says that until Moshiach, our relationship is like an engagement, and in the future, it will be a complete marriage.
Tu B'Av: the greater the descent, the greater the ascent
Tu B'Av: the greater the descent, the greater the ascent
By Esther P. Zibell
Artist's Statement: This is a mono-type, a one-of-a-kind process which allows me to create a free and imaginative description of the sanctification of the moon. Allusions to the custom float around the moon.
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