Building on the beautiful curation of Rabbi Ariana Katz from 5778, this second edition of the Ritual Guide includes history, art, photography, ritual ideas and guidance, poetry, original sofrut (calligraphy) by Rabbi Ariana Katz, editorial support from Eliana Rubin, and artistic contributions by Nomy Lamm and Irit Reinheimer.
The guide also includes a Reference List to learn more about the rich traditions of tkhines, Soul Candles and so much more.
* Excerpts from the Ritual Guide:
"May you speedily accept the prayers which are said by the light of these candles, for we pray with complete kavone (intention) and sincerity. - Tkhine for Soul Candle Spinning (Translation by Tracy Guren Klirs from Merits of Our Mothers)"
"...Walking the perimeter of the cemetery, candle makers would measure its circumference using candle wick, and measuring with candle wick across the width of headstones of their dear departed, later spin them into candles to burn for the dead, and for the living. If you can go to a place where ancestors are buried, take the spool of wick and measure along their gravestones. If they are far, measure an artifact, the length between two trees, the length of your back, the spine of a book written by a claimed ancestor..."