Despite growing up in Cleveland, the kingdom of winter,
for the past 13 years, I’ve lived with relative sunshine in fall-winter.
Yet even so, increasingly, I feel the withdrawal of light each fall.
And find winter weighs on my soul.
But what aids, are the moon cycles.
With their layers of symbols found in traditional and mystical texts.
Symbols laden with meaning, healing, comfort, and inspiration.
For my heart lifts with Sh’vat’s approach.
Immediately I see almond trees in Israel, blossoming.
I’m lifted by the message embedded
in the almond’s tree’s Hebrew name.
“God is... Read More