November 23, 2017 Jonah Aline Daniel

Thoughts on
On this day commonly referred to as "Black Friday," on the heels of "Thanksgiving," when the U.S. celebrates colonial genocide, I'm thinking about the inextricable and mutually dependent systems of capitalism and colonialism.

November 07, 2017 Jonah Aline Daniel

Puerto Rico is Not for Sale - November Fundraiser
The people of Puerto Rico, the Virgin islands, Cuba, Dominica and Barbuda have been devastated by a series of hurricanes that are in fact, acts of climate violence, storms incubated by warming oceans, the result of reckless use of fossil fuels.  But we are no longer dying of hurricane. We are dying of colony.  As Carmen Yulín Cruz, brave and beloved mayor of San Juan told reporters, the aftermath of this storm “amounts to genocide.” -- Aurora Levins Morales

October 16, 2017 Jonah Aline Daniel

Responding to California Wildfires
The fires that have ravaged California this month have brought an incredible loss of human life and homes, damage to plants, animals and habitat, and serious health hazards to everyone in the region. Though very lucky to be spared from fire, my health and the production season of Narrow Bridge Candles have been impacted by threat of fire, evacuation, and dangerous air. I am taking good care and praying for the safety and healing of everyone impacted, and will be offering herbal medicine donations to folks in this area.

December 06, 2016 Jonah Daniel

Embracing the Luminous Dark and the Great Hanukkah Candle Debate

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.

November 21, 2016 Jonah Daniel

Fueling Flames of Resistance, Buy a Candle to Support Standing Rock

Turtle Island to Palestine,
Land and Water Protectors Resist Settler Colonialism!

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.