Kislev, Re-dedication, and Tzitzit

As Kislev approaches my mind once again turns to the corners of my Tallitot — which are vacant of Tzitzit.  I have had an amazing emotional block around tying Tzitzit to my daily tallit and my ceremonial one.  Tzitzit are hugely important to me.  As a spiritual practice they not only make sense to me at a primal level, but also as a “magickal” tool via the tying of knots — and it’s a direct mitzvah from the Torah.

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Eighth Day of Chanukah

“On the seventh day YHWH rested. . . .”

But on Chanukah, the miracle lasted for eight days. It lasted longer than creating the universe and all its inhabitants? Granted, making oil last for eight days seems far less complex than the act of creation. But still, it lasted eight days. A day longer than creation. Does humanity really need such a reminder of the ongoing work of creation?

What do you think?

Sixth Day of Chanukah

Six is balance and harmony. The Shield or Star of David (Mogen David) — has six points. There are six days of creation before we rest.

Creation

                  Balance

                                    Harmony

                                    Harmony

                  Balance

Creation

Fifth Night of Chanukah

The number five in numerology is the human being. Tonight we light the candles for the sacrifice of the Maccabees.

Matathias bold, five brave sons had he
Eliezer eldest son
Simon, John, and Johnathan,
And Judah Maccabee,
And Judah Maccabee
— R. Grossman

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