A lot is awry at the moment: political violence in America, white nationalists in the streets, and a general feeling of unease as 5783 kicks off with a renewed sense of dread and antisemitism. A recap of October.
Shabbat Thought from At the Well Project: Kislev, The New Month and Moon, and The Pocket of the Heart
Our friends at At the Well Project shared this beautiful entry today for the first day of the new moon and Hebrew month of Kislev:
Kislev is a month with very special meaning. In Hebrew, kis means “pocket.” Lev means “heart.” Put them together, and you get a little piece of poetry — “Pocket of the heart.”
Kislev asks us to reach down deep and close a hand around our hearts’ desires. Bringing these out in the light is the beating heart of Kislev. Now is the time to rekindle our dreams.At the Well Project blog
How beautiful. And we also get Chanukkah at the end of Kislev, even more light!
At the Well Project promotes Modern wellness rooted in Jewish wisdom, with a special love for Rosh Chodesh, the start of each new Jewish month, and envisions a world where all women are connected to their bodies, spiritual practices, and community.
Kislev urges us to try something different. Take a break from thinking. Like its name says, drop in to the pocket of the heart.