Rayna on Hanukkah
Last year, I observed the ritual lighting by my teacher Taya. In honor of embracing the Luminous Dark, instead of adding one candle every night of Hanukkah, she starts with all 8 lit, and each night decreases the candles one by one. In this way, the holiday holds deep reverence for darkness.
Narrow Bridge Candles is a Jewish Ritual Candlemaking Project in support of the full Palestinian Call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel. From it's beginning, a portion of Narrow Bridge Candle sales have gone to support the Campaign to Stop the Jewish National Fund (JNF), whose role in the initial and ongoing colonization of Palestine is both integral and violent.
by Toby Kramer
Art from the cover of "5777: A Year of Radical Dreaming" by JB Brager (jbragerart.com)
What does it mean to live in two calendars? Can celebrating Rosh Hashanah,
the Jewish New Year, be an act of resisting Christian Hegemony?