I started this series in January 2010, with an Introduction to Embodied Judaism and “ Part I: Elements.” In the fall of 2010, I picked it back up in earnest with the first of four planned seasonal guides, Part II – Autumn and Part III – Winter. I started writing these in a fortuitous year, because it is a leap year. We don’t move straight from Winter to Spring in leap years — we have a pause, a moment of liminal space, a moment to explore the element of Aether/Void.
Adar I, in a leap year, is the moment where the element of Aether/Void comes to the forefront. Truthfully, this fifth element — like all elements is always present. It is the element that transmits all other things. While the other four elements are well founded in Jewish tradition, you may be asking if Aether is really Jewish.
I don’t know.