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Jewish Magic

Jewish Magic

By Michele Lefler
Welcome to Jewish Magic, the go-to place when you don’t know where to go to find magic in Judaism. Michele Lefler of Living Moon Meditation is your Jewitch Extraordinaire, bringing several years and oodles of places of magical Jewish study to one central location to help you on your crafty path. Weekly episodes provide quick, bite-sized informational pieces on ancient, earth-based practices, the rise of Kabbalah, medieval rituals and amulets, and modern feminist practices. Follow her on Instagram @LivingMoonMeditation and join the Facebook Group, Love Notes from the Universe.
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E:7 Sukkot & Ancestor Veneration
In this episode Michele explains how the harvest festival Sukkot is about more than harvests and remembering the temporary booths Jews lived in during the desert wandering years. She compares the festival to Samhain and the Day of the Dead and explains how our sukkot are giant ancestor altars. Key Takeaways: Sukkot is a commemoration and veneration of our departed ancestors. The sukkah is a life sized ancestor altar. Traditional Judaism embraces inviting ancestors as ushpizin (guests). Welcoming guests is a throwback to Abraham and Sarah. Links: Complete Jewitch Wheel of the Year: https://bit.ly/CompleteJewitchWheel Mercury Retrograde: From Fear to Opportunity: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/MHAfZ My Other Courses: https://livingmoonmeditation.mn.co Other ways to work with me: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Follow me on social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovenotesfromtheuniverse/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: B7MNECYULL2NZY89
17:45
September 20, 2021
E:6 Yom Kippur & the Scales of Libra
In this episode Michele explains the meaning behind Yom Kippur and how this Holy Day fits in with the month of Libra. Like Rosh HaShanah 10 days earlier, the central themes of Yom Kippur are teshuva (turning from wrong) and repentance. Both holy days along with the time in between is a magical time of restoring order and balance to our lives. It is no wonder that Yom Kippur falls during the month ruled by Libra Key Takeaways: T’shuvah & Repentance Sin is not a concept in Judaism. Everyone makes mistakes. Days of Awe are the end of annual shadow work. We emerge from the shadows and find balance for a new year. Links: Jewish Concepts- Repentance: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/repentance Complete Jewitch Wheel of the Year: https://bit.ly/CompleteJewitchWheel My Other Courses: https://livingmoonmeditation.mn.co Other ways to work with me: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Follow me on social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovenotesfromtheuniverse/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: B7MNECYULL2NZY89
14:22
September 13, 2021
E:5 Symbolic Foods of Rosh HaShanah
Jewish holidays are rife with food symbols, and the High Holy Days are no different. We eat many symbolic foods for Rosh HaShanah, but we may not know what all of them mean. If you want to go deeper with your understanding of the holiday, then you will definitely want to know the meaning behind the foods you are eating. In this episode Michele explains the meaning behind some of the most common (and not so common) Rosh HaShanah foods. Key Takeaways: Apples & Honey Round Challah Fish Head Pomegranates And others Links: Complete Jewitch Wheel of the Year: https://bit.ly/CompleteJewitchWheel My Other Courses: https://livingmoonmeditation.mn.co Other ways to work with me: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Follow me on social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovenotesfromtheuniverse/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: B7MNECYULL2NZY89
12:43
September 6, 2021
E:4 Rosh HaShanah Symbolism
Tonight marks the beginning of Rosh HaShanah. Known as the Jewish new year, the words literally translate to “head of the year.” Tonight we will flip our Hebrew calendars from 5781 to 5782. As we celebrate this holiday we undertake a number of symbolic rituals. In this episode Michele explains the meaning behind several Rosh HaShanah symbols. Key Takeaways: Head of the Year Crowning G-d King (or Queen) Creation of Adam & Eve Taschlich Shofar Links: More about Taschlich: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/tashlikh/ More about the Shofar: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/ask-the-expert-why-blow-the-shofar/ Complete Jewitch Wheel of the Year: https://bit.ly/CompleteJewitchWheel My Other Courses: https://livingmoonmeditation.mn.co Other ways to work with me: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Follow me on social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovenotesfromtheuniverse/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: B7MNECYULL2NZY89
15:21
September 6, 2021
E:3 Elemental Rituals for the High Holy Days
In this episode Michele explains four simple highlights of the High Holy Days. If you’re in desperate need of simplifying your celebration this year, or if the ongoing pandemic means you can’t mark the season the way you normally do, these rituals bring the four elements into your celebration and make it a meaningful holiday experience. Key Takeaways: Air- Shofar Blast Earth- Apples & Honey Water- Taschlich Fire- Yizkor Links: Complete Jewitch Wheel of the Year: https://bit.ly/CompleteJewitchWheel My Other Courses: https://livingmoonmeditation.mn.co Other ways to work with me: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Follow me on social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovenotesfromtheuniverse/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: B7MNECYULL2NZY89
13:30
September 6, 2021
E:2 Creating an Altar for the High Holy Days
In this episode Michele explains a bit about the history of altars in Jewish tradition. She also explains that you don’t need tons of money or time getting the perfect tools to create your altar. She tells you how to create a quick and easy altar of your own for the High Holy Days. Key Takeaways: Prepare the foundation Dress the surface Make it sacred Add objects Use your altar Links: Altars in Judaism: http://www.benyehuda.us/altars.htm Complete Jewitch Wheel of the Year: https://bit.ly/CompleteJewitchWheel My Other Courses: https://livingmoonmeditation.mn.co Other ways to work with me: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Follow me on social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovenotesfromtheuniverse/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: B7MNECYULL2NZY89
14:45
September 6, 2021
E:1 Jewish Witches & Witchcraft in Judaism
In this episode Michele discusses witchcraft, Judaism, and how the two can sometimes intersect. She explains what witchcraft is compared to religion and how some religious people practice witchcraft. Key Takeaways: Witchcraft is not a religion. Religion can be practiced and/or enhanced with witchcraft. Divine beings are aspects of religion, not witchcraft. Witchcraft can be practiced with any religion or with no religion at all. Complete Jewitch Wheel of the Year: https://bit.ly/CompleteJewitchWheel My Other Courses: https://livingmoonmeditation.mn.co Other ways to work with me: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Follow me on social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovenotesfromtheuniverse/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: B7MNECYULL2NZY89
13:27
September 6, 2021
Trailer: Introducing Jewish Magic
Welcome to Jewish Magic where we explore all things magic in and around Judaism. I’m Michele Lefler, Shamanic Energy Alchemist and Jewitch Extraordinaire. I’m the owner of Living Moon Meditation where I help folx find balance in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives. It’s my job to help people like you incorporate magic into Judaism. This podcast releases every Monday morning with bite sized episodes full of tips, tricks, and education to help you on your crafty path. You’ll mostly hear from me on topics from ancient, earth-based practices, the rise of Kabbalah, medieval rituals and amulets and modern feminst and gender-fluid practices. There may even be the occasional interview with another Jewish witch as well as a bonus episode here and there. You can listen for free on any podcast app including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. And, remember to subscribe so you don’t miss a single episode. Follow me on Instagram @LivingMoonMeditation and join the Facebook Group, Love Notes from the Universe. This is Jewish Magic. It’s all about Magic Jew Can Do. www.livingmoonmeditation.com www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovenotesfromtheuniverse/ Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: B7MNECYULL2NZY89
01:28
August 29, 2021