DIY Earth-based Judaism Calendar
Since I know I won’t be able to finish a new edition of the Jewitch Calendar for 2007, I’m really happy to be able to share this with you! I stumbled across the Ecological Calendar at one of my favorite little shops in Takoma Park. I bought a copy as a gift for a friend, but then I realized it’s a great foundation for an Earth-based Judaism calendar. I usually just use my trusty Palm Pilot, but I think this year I’m going add this paper calendar to my life as a journal.
The weekly planner calendar has big colorful panels that show you what’s happening in the natural world each week. It’s a great way to connect the passage of time on a calendar to the cycles of the seasons. Each panel starts in the heavens and shows you the stars and then moves down to the solar and lunar cycles, the tides, and the earth. Now – just image seeing all that and the Jewish holidays on the same page! You can see lots of pictures at www.ecocalendar.info.
So join me in this DIY experiment and tell me how it works for you. You can get a customized calendar of Jewish holidays including weekly parshat and candle lighting times (customized by where you live) at www.hebcal.com.
And yes, I noticed it’s published by Pomegranate. That’s just a coincidence…or is it?
[tags]jewish calendar, jewitch calendar, earth-based judaism, ecological calendar[/tags]