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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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E35: Autumn, Tishrei & The High Holy Days
E:35 Autumn, Tishrei, and the High Holy Days In this episode, Michele discusses the symbolism of Autumn and some of the magic of Tishrei and the High Holy Days. Resources: The Jewish Book of Days by Rabbi Jill Hammer Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course 5783 Weekly Planner Patronage Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society
39:11
September 26, 2022
Bonus: Elul- The Month of Divine Love
In this episode Michele discusses some of the magical correspondences to the month of Elul. Resources: Elul-Virgo Virgin, Virginity Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Patronage Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: VORTKZ8RVQUDVBVQ
07:53
August 29, 2022
Bonus: Av- The Month of Supreme Sadness
In this episode Michele discusses some of the magical correspondences to the month of Av. Resources: Leo-Av The Month of Av According to the Book of Formation Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: UUF8JZS5L9PSMAGI
09:32
August 01, 2022
Bonus: Tammuz- The Month of Heat + Sadness
In this episode Michele discusses some of the magical correspondences to the month of Tammuz. Resources: Cancer- Tamuz The Month of Tamuz According to the Book of Formation Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: MLTW9NOXPQ62V2VF
11:21
July 11, 2022
E:34 My Spiritual Journey
In this episode Michele tells you all about herself, her spiritual walk, and how she got to where she is today. Reminder: This is the last episode of Season 1. Season 2 will drop on 9/26/2022. There will be bonus episodes during the break. Q & A Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Haggadah for Witches Omer Guide for Witches Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: UAMFHLMZLJ5SMUDA
19:12
June 20, 2022
E:33 Sivan- The Month of Unity
The Month of Unity In this episode, Michele discusses some of the magical correspondences to the month of Sivan. Sources Gemini (Sivan) The Month of Sivan According to the Book of Formation Quote of the Week It is a lesson of Gemini, the twins, that polarity exists within us all the time. Therefore, as we enter this month, and always, let us not fall to the mistake of the mind that says, “I have done something negative, I am now negative,” or, “I have done something positive, so the totality of me is positive now and I don’t have to worry anymore.” Because if we truly understand this teaching, then we know that the greatness of the Light of our soul exists even at the time of great negativity, even at the time of great darkness, and vice versa.   - Michael Berg Jewitch Calendar This week’s Parsha: Nasso Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 8:08 PM EST Havdalah: 9:18 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Behaalotecha Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 8:11 PM EST Light Holiday Candles: 9:21 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study Q & A Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Haggadah for Witches Omer Guide for Witches Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: QYSXKHESQVKIZ4GC
11:25
June 06, 2022
E:32 Miriam the Water Witch
Miriam the Water Witch In this episode Michele discusses a new look at Miriam and her role in the Exodus of the Hebrews. Quote of the Week Miriam, the drumming prophetess who danced at the shore of the Sea of Reeds, is like other prophetesses in the ancient world who used the drum to represent the rhythm of time and the heartbeat of the Divine Mother.9 Miriam combines the air-ripples of the drum with the waters of birth. According to rabbinic legend, Miriam is a midwife. In Nisan, she midwives us into the flow of time, and on Passover she shows to us the Divine face of dancer, drummer, musician, and healer. - Rabbi Jill Hammer Jewitch Calendar Rosh Chodesh Sivan is Tuesday May 31. Shavuot is Sunday June 5. This week’s Parsha: Bechukotai Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 7:59 PM EST Havdalah: 9:07 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Bamidbar Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 8:04 PM EST Light Holiday Candles: 9:13 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study Q & A Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Haggadah for Witches Omer Guide for Witches Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: 4UALOCHFHOGMO2R6
10:57
May 23, 2022
E:31 Iyar- The Month of Love & Light
Iyar- The Month of Love & Light In this episode Michele discusses some of the magical correspondences to the month of Iyar. Resources: The Mysterious Hebrew Calendar Spiritual Meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet Letters Numbers Rabba Iyar: The Month of Iyar According to Sefer Yetzirah Quote of the Week Iyar is a time of healing, development, and growth. This is a special time marked by ritual, like so many other sacred periods in the Hebrew calendar. Iyar allows us to create space for contemplation and integration, and prepare ourselves for the wisdom we’ll receive during Shavuot. The counting of the Omer marks a gradual shift from a time of freedom from slavery towards a time of freedom through our relationship with Torah. - Rabbi Rachel Rosenbluth Jewitch Calendar Pesach Sheini (second Passover) is Sunday May 15. Lag B’Omer is Thursday May 19. This week’s Parsha: Emor Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 7:46 PM EST Havdalah: 8:53 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Behar Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 7:53 PM EST Havdalah: 9:00 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study Q & A Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Haggadah for Witches Omer Guide for Witches Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: UFVJQEMWUXTHZQFQ
11:28
May 09, 2022
E:30 Counting the Days
Counting the Days In this episode Michele discusses what the omer is and why we count the Omer. She explains how this 49-day counting ritual helps us to delve into and develop our shadow and emerge from slavery at Passover and transform into someone with a true freedom mindset. Quote of the Week Like our ancestors in the Exodus story, we need a period of retraining our brains and embracing a new way of thinking. Enter the Counting of the Omer. Traditionally this was a time to count the forty nine days between the barley and wheat offerings in the mishkan (tabernacle) and later the Temple. The omer measure of barley was offered on the second day of Passover and the omer measure of wheat was offered fifty days later on Shavuot (thus the counting of 49 days or seven weeks). - Michele Lefler Jewitch Calendar Rosh Chodesh Iyar is Sunday April 30 and Monday May 1. This week’s Parsha: Achrei Mot Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 7:32 PM EST Havdalah: 8:36 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Kedoshim Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 7:39 PM EST Havdalah: 8:45 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study Q & A Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Haggadah for Witches Omer Guide for Witches Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): http://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: U7XT1HJCKBWWJESI
11:20
April 25, 2022
E:29 Personal Reflections on the Passover Seder
Personal Reflections on the Passover Seder In this episode Michele discusses some of her personal reflections around the central ritual of Passover- the Seder. Quote of the Week The exodus from Egypt occurs in every human being, in every era, in every year, and in every day. - Rabbi Nachman of Breslov Jewitch Calendar Passover begins the evening of Friday April 15. Counting the Omer begins on the evening of Saturday, April 16. Candle lighting time for Shabbat is Friday evening at 7:17 PM EST. Candle lighting time for the second night of Passover is Saturday evening at 8:20 PM EST. Havdalah to end the holiday will be Sunday evening at 8:21 PM EST. Candle lighting time for Shabbat ending Passover is Friday evening at 7:24 PM EST. Havdalah to end Shabbat will be Saturday evening at 8:28 PM EST. Jewitch Torah Study Jewitch Book Recommendation Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivkah Galchen Q & A Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Haggadah for Witches Omer Guide for Witches Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): http://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: NAPJWBCKBDZDI167
18:41
April 11, 2022
E:28 Nisan- Leadership + Redemption
Quote of the Week On the first day of Nisan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), two weeks before the Exodus, G‑d showed Moses the crescent new moon, instructing him regarding the setting of the Jewish calendar and the mitzvah of sanctifying the new month. This ushered in the first Jewish month and commenced the lunar calendar that Jews have been following ever since. It was the first mitzvah ( given to the newly born nation of Israel, even before the exodus from Egypt.- Chabad.org Nisan- Leadership + Redemption In this episode Michele discusses some of the magical correspondences to the month of Nisan. The Name Nisan Midrash Numbers Rabba Spiritual Meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet Letters Jewitch Calendar Rosh Chodesh Nisan begins the evening of Friday April 1 and ends on Saturday April 2. This week’s Parsha: Tazria Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 7:02 PM EST Havdalah: 8:04 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Metzora Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 7:10 PM EST Havdalah: 8:12 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study Jewitch Book Recommendation Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Bloom Q & A- 00:17:25 Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Haggadah for Witches Omer Guide for Witches Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: Z6QOR0BFREYHG8OT
16:39
March 28, 2022
E:27 Purim, Witches, and Jews, Oh My!
Quote of the Week- 00:01:09 Esther’s name comes from the goddess Ishtar or Asherah, and reminds us that, like older mythic figures such as Inanna, Esther descends into the underworld (in her case, the king’s harem) in order to save life. This descent into the underworld is like the sap’s hiddenness within the tree or nature’s hiddenness during winter—there must be a period of darkness in order for life to re-emerge. - Rabbi Jill Hammer Purim, Witches, and Jews, Oh My!- 00:01:50 The Purim Spiel you’ve never heard before! Jewitch Calendar- 00:12:53 Purim begins at sundown on March 16 and ends March 17. This week’s Parsha: Tzav Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 6:48 PM EST Havdalah: 7:48 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Shimini Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 6:55 PM EST Havdalah: 7:56 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study Jewitch Book Recommendation- 00:14:34 Eternal Life by Dara Horn Q & A- 00:17:25 Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: CJWWTZ97TGHI2EXI
19:39
March 14, 2022
E:26 Adar- The Month of Good Fortune
Quote of the Week- 00:01:09 As the holiday of Purim approaches, just as Haman’s evil plans were thwarted and turned into a celebration of triumphant joy for the Jews, so may all of our tragedies today be turned into a great salvation of  “light, gladness, joy and honor.”  ~ Rabbi David Samson Adar- The Month of Good Fortune- 00:01:34 In this episode Michele discusses some of the magical correspondences to the month of Adar. The Month of Adar According to Sefer Yetzirah Adar- Pisces Adar Meaning Midrash: Numbers Rabba Complete Jewitch Wheel of the Year Jewitch Calendar- 00:06:08 Rosh Chodesh Adar 2 is Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4. This week’s Parsha: Pekudei Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 5:32 PM EST Havdalah: 6:33 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Vayikra Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 5:40 PM EST Havdalah: 6:41 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study Jewitch Book Recommendation- 00:07:38 Hebrew Magic Amulets: Their Decipherment and Interpretation by T. Schrire Jewitchy News- 00:09:51 Far-right Jewish extremist discovers her biological parents are Muslim Jewish federations umbrella releases new document adding gun reform and LGBTQ advocacy back to policy priority list Q & A- 00:11:26 Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Email Michele Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: M35TT1KGSDT0WMY8
13:39
February 28, 2022
E:25 Thoughts on the Jewish Calendar, Wheel of the Year, & Shabbat
Quote of the Week- 00:01:07 The Jewish calendar, which is lunar, is a calendar of witness. The Sanhedrin, Jewry's Congress, met in Jerusalem toward the end of every month to wait for the new moon. - Joshua Cohen Wheel of the Year & Shabbat- 00:01:27 In this episode, Michele discusses her search for the perfect visual representation of the Wheel of the Year and why she loves Shabbat so much. Jewitch Calendar- 00:06:58 This week’s Parsha: Ki Tisa Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 5:16 PM EST Havdalah: 6:17 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Vayakhel Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 5:24 PM EST Havdalah: 6:25 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study Jewitch Book Recommendation- 00:08:27 The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons by Rabbi Jill Hammer Jewitchy News- 00:11:55 ‘And Just Like That,’ a beleaguered series makes fans even angrier with a Holocaust joke What the ‘They Mitzvah’ on ‘And Just Like That…’ Got Wrong About Queerness in Judaism Savior? Monster? A Messianic Leader Rallies His Followers. Q & A- 00:13:19 Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Support the Podcast Jewitch Wheel of the Year Course Patronage Living Moon Mystery School Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: YO4DLLFA4A6DRAY3
15:34
February 14, 2022
E:24 Anti-Semitism Has Got to Stop
CONTENT WARNING This episode contains an explicit anti-semitic slur. Please consider this when listening around other people. Quote of the Week- 0:1:12 The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.  ― Elie Wiesel Anti-Semitism Has Got to Stop- 0:1:37 In this episode, Michele discusses International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the St. Louis refugee crisis of 1939, the Syrian refugee crisis of 2015, the Colleyville, Texas hostage situation in 2022, and other acts of antisemitism in the United States. Sources & Links Documenting Numbers of Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution Voyage of the St. Louis ADL Tracker of Anti-Semitic Incidents This is America: Anti-Semitism is Not a Punchline Jewitch Calendar- 0:11:28 This week’s Parsha: Terumah Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 4:59 PM EST Havdalah: 6:02 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Tetzavah Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 5:08 PM EST Havdalah: 6:10 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study Jewitch Book Recommendation- 0:12:59 Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic, and Mysticism by Geoffrey W. Dennis Jewitchy News- 0:16:35 NBA player who used antisemitic slur says incident traumatized him Al Franken says America feels like Nazi Germany in the ‘30s. Is he right? Q & A- 0:17:39 Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links Podcast Home Everyday Magic Podcast YouTube Support the Podcast Patronage Shop Services Let’s Be Social Instagram Facebook Bad Witch Society Theme Music Credits Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: PADDCMQ8WYECXZ0H
19:50
January 31, 2022
E:23 Trees Have Birthdays, Too!
Quote of the Week- 0:0:38 “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese Proverb New Year/Birthday of Trees: 0:0:59 In this episode, Michele discusses Tu B’Shevat. She discusses what it is, the history of the holiday, and ways to celebrate. Sources & Links: Plant a Tree in Israel Tu B’Shevat Seder Asherah: God’s Forgotten Wife Asherah Rising Jewitch Calendar- 0:06:44 This week’s Parsha: Yitro Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 4:42 PM EST Havdalah: 5:461 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Mishpatim Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 4:50 PM EST Havdalah: 5:54 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Jewitch Book Recommendation- 0:08:24 The Red Tent by Anita Diamant Q & A- 0:12:48 If the evil eye doesn’t affect fish, does it affect mermaids? Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links: Podcast Home: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/podcast/ Everyday Magic Podcast: https://anchor.fm/everyday-magic My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Support the Podcast: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/livingmoonpodcasts Shop: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com Services: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Let’s Be Social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: U0LJ5ISMU4AW6CQW
16:01
January 17, 2022
E:22 Song as Prayer
Quote of the Week- 0:0:39 “When I discovered music — when I discovered the craft of shaping a song — my being fell into place.” - Charlotte Eriksson. Shabbat Shira: 0:0:54 In this episode, Michele discusses why the Shabbat when we read parshat Beshalach is called the Sabbath of Song. She discusses three different songs that pertain to the Torah portion and how song becomes prayer. Sources & Links: Song of the Sea Miriam’s Song Devorah’s Song Mi Chamocha Judges 4 & 5 Jewitch Calendar- 0:06:57 This week’s Parsha: Bo Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 4:26 PM EST Havdalah: 5:31 PM EST Next week’s Parsha: Beshalach Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 4:34 PM EST Havdalah: 5:38 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Jewitch Book Recommendation- 0:08:44 The GLAM Witch: A Magical Manifesto of Empowerment with the Great Lilithian Arcane Mysteries by Michael Herkes Q & A- 0:11:02 Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links: Jewish Magic Podcast: https://anchor.fm/michele-lefler Everyday Magic Podcast: https://anchor.fm/everyday-magic My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Let’s Be Social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: New Moon Guide: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/VOYIQ Haggadah for Witches: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/FBzwf Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com Work with me: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: S3PNJD9GJYC4K3B7
13:17
January 03, 2022
E:21 Defense Against the Dark Arts…of the Ayin Ha’ra
Quote of the Week- 0:0:39 “EVIL EYE: Yes its real, and the prophet S.A.W said its worse than black magic. As it could kill a person. Don’t share pictures of your success. Food, selfies, where you are or anything else. As many people can’t digest it and become jealous. Live a private life and do you. Nobody needs to know your business. Especially those who aren’t happy for you. Their jealousy or hatred could lead you to depression, or even losing all that you have. Be humble and keep it to yourself. Live your life for you, not for the attention that could end it.” Unknown to me who said it. All About the Evil Eye: 0:1:47 In this episode, Michele discusses the evil eye. She explains what it is and different ways to counteract the look. She discusses a Talmudic spell to ward off the evil eye as well as the hamsa as an amulet for protection. Sources: Evil Eye in Judaism 20 Jewish Superstitions That Will Absolutely Ward Off the Evil Eye  What is the Meaning of the Evil Eye What is a Hamsa Jewitch Calendar- 0:11:28 Parsha of the week: Vayera Shabbat Candle Lighting Time: 4:20 PM EST Havdalah: 5:25 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Jewitch Book Recommendation- 0:12:16 Magic of the Ordinary: Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism by Gershon Winkler Q & A- 0:15:00 Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links: This podcast: https://anchor.fm/michele-lefler My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Let’s Be Social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: Michele’s New Moon Guide: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/VOYIQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com Other ways to work with me: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: UESD3KUGC0KF9E00
17:16
December 27, 2021
E:20 Jewitch Book Recommendations
In this episode, Michele introduces new podcast segments and announces news for the future of the podcast. She recommends 10 fiction books for the Jewish Witch interested in something new to read. Parshah for the week: Shemot Quote of the Week- 0:0:38 “Books may well be the only true magic.” - Alice Hoffman Book Recommendations: 0:0:58 The Red Tent by Anita Diamant The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman Henna House by Nomi Eve Eternal Life by Dara Horn The Ghost of Hannah Mendes by Naomi Ragen The Devil in Jerusalem by Naomi Ragen 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Complete Jewitch Wheel of the Year: https://bit.ly/CompleteJewitchWheel Jewitch Calendar- 0:7:35 Parsha of the week: Shemot Shabbat Candle Lighting Time 4:15 PM EST Havdalah 5:20 PM EST Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Witchy News- 0:8:41 Beginning in January, Michele is launching a second podcast- Everyday Magic. It will launch on January 10 as an every other week podcast. Jewish Magic will have two more weekly episodes and then switch to an every other week podcast as well. Q & A- 0:9:19 Do you have a Jewitchy question you’re itching to have an answer to? Send me an email and I may answer it in an upcoming episode. It might also become the topic of an upcoming episode. Questions can be sent to: hello@livingmoonmeditation.com Links: This podcast: https://anchor.fm/michele-lefler My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Let’s Be Social: Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: Michele’s New Moon Guide: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/VOYIQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com Self Paced Online Courses: https://livingmoonmeditation.mn.co Other ways to work with me: https://livingmoonmeditation.com/services/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: AF8FGXAPHYEXVH9G
11:32
December 20, 2021
E:19 Ritualized Self Care for Jewish Women
In this episode, Michele discusses the mikveh as a practice of self-care for Jewish women. She discusses the modern objections to the mikveh as well as patriarchal views of women’s bodily functions. She talks about the spirituality of menstruation and the use of the mikveh to delineate periods of spirituality in a woman’s life. Parshah for the week: Vayechi Key Takeaways: Judaism has self care built right into it in the form of the mikveh. The mikveh has nothing to do with physical cleanliness and everything to do with spiritual ascension. Bleeding does not make a woman unclean but puts her in a grounded state. The mikveh provides an opportunity for women to delineate between the bleeding time and the time they return to higher states of intuition. Sources: When is the Mikveh Used: https://themikveh.webs.com/when-is-the-mikveh-used Can I Use the Ocean as a Mikveh: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/ask-the-expert-using-the-ocean-as-a-mikveh/ Traditional Mikveh Blessings: https://www.ritualwell.org/ritual/traditional-mikveh-blessings The Mikveh: https://www.kveller.com/article/the-mikveh/ Links: This podcast: https://anchor.fm/michele-lefler My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Let’s Be Social: Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: Michele’s New Moon Guide: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/VOYIQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: TDEURARJ8MBXLZLR
12:49
December 13, 2021
E:18 The Magical Mezuzah
In this episode, Michele discusses the mezuzah seen on Jewish doorposts. She discusses what it is and how it’s been viewed both as and not as an amulet throughout history. Parshah for the week: Vayigash Key Takeaways: The mezuzah didn’t start out as an amulet. The practice of placing a charm on the doorframe was commonplace in many cultures in the ancient Near East. The mezuzah is seen as ineffective as an amulet if the scroll isn’t kosher. Some Jews believe that a G-d who would punish someone for not having a kosher scroll is no god worth belief. Sources: The Mezuzah Scroll and Case: https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/256923/jewish/The-Mezuzah-Scroll-and-Case.htm The Magical Mezuzah- Amulet in Jewish Folk Religion: https://www.academia.edu/23569485/The_Magical_Mezuzah-Amulet_in_Jewish_Folk_Religion Is the Mezuzah an Amulet?- https://www.rabbimichaelsamuel.com/living-in-a-demon-haunted-world/ Links: This podcast: https://anchor.fm/michele-lefler My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Let’s Be Social: Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: Michele’s New Moon Guide: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/VOYIQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: ZE4SX4B5GYY1SWXP
12:14
December 06, 2021
E:17 Authenticity: A Chanukah Miracle
In this episode, Michele discusses the true miracle of Chanukah. She gives a brief overview of the Chanukah story and then details the miracle of being true to self. Lots of personal story is shared.  Parshah for the week: Miketz. Key Takeaways: The Chanukah story has real life meaning despite the questionability of some aspects. The Hellenization of the Jews and the Maccabean Revolt are definitely true. The Hasmonean family and their supporters fought for what they believed in. Embracing our true selves- no matter what it is- is the real miracle of Chanukah. Links: The Revolt of the Maccabees: https://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/the_revolt_of_the_maccabees/ This podcast: https://anchor.fm/michele-lefler My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Let’s Be Social: Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: Michele’s New Moon Guide: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/VOYIQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast Communing With Your Ancestors Visualization: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/dXHWy 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: 0HKJZ9PY69XZ0SI3
18:05
November 29, 2021
E:16 The Historical Magic of Incantation Bowls
In this episode, Michele discusses magic bowls. She explores what they are and were, what they were used for, who made them, and where. Also she talks about what was done with them when they were made.  Parshah for the week: Vayeshev. Key Takeaways: Magic bowls are a pottery bowl with an incantation written on them. Clients used incantation bowls to protect and heal, to frighten off demons and evil spirits, and to harm adversaries. Lilith was a favorite on incantation bowls. Once a person had commissioned and received a demon bowl, it was often buried, upside down, inside their home. Links: Magic Bowls of Antiquity: https://aeon.co/essays/what-should-be-done-with-the-magic-bowls-of-jewish-babylonia Magic Bowls: https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/magic-bowls/ This podcast: https://anchor.fm/michele-lefler My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Let’s Be Social: Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: Michele’s New Moon Guide: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/VOYIQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast Communing With Your Ancestors Visualization: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/dXHWy 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: 349HAPGTNEGWNTRA
13:09
November 22, 2021
E:15 Planning for the December Dilemma
In this episode, Michele discusses the December Dilemma. She explains what it is and how it relates to interfaith witches + families. Then she gives practical tips for making the holiday season as stress free as possible. Parshah for the week: Vayishlach Key Takeaways: December can be or cause a dilemma for multi faith families or individuals who are themselves multi-faith. Taking a few moments to slow down + breathe cultivates moments of calm + peace. Know what celebrations and traditions are part of your faith and those that are part of your extended family. When you know what the traditions of both groups are you can formulate a plan. Links: This podcast: https://anchor.fm/michele-lefler My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Let’s Be Social: Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: Michele’s New Moon Guide: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/VOYIQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast Communing With Your Ancestors Visualization: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/dXHWy 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: JWTK1GQGZZICU6AX
15:10
November 15, 2021
E:14 Rosh Chodesh + Moon Magic
In this episode Michele discusses the significance of moon magic. She talks about the New Moon in Jewish tradition as well as the importance of all of the moon’s phases. Parshah for the week: Vayetzei Key Takeaways: Moon magic is prevalent in most cultures throughout the world. The New Moon marks the beginning of a new month in Judaism. Rosh Chodesh has traditionally been seen as a holiday for women. Judaism has rituals + blessings for all of the moon’s phases. Links: Info on Rosh Chodesh: https://www.jewfaq.org/chodesh.htm This podcast: https://anchor.fm/michele-lefler My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Let’s Be Social: Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: Michele’s New Moon Guide: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/VOYIQ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast Communing With Your Ancestors Visualization: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/dXHWy 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: ZNLPBGVJ6JEYARZI
13:38
November 08, 2021
E:13 A Jewitch’s Tools
In this episode Michele discusses the tools she uses in her witchy Jewish practice. Parshah for the week: Toldot Links: This podcast: https://anchor.fm/michele-lefler My YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/YouTubeLivingMoonMed Let’s Be Social: Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast Communing With Your Ancestors Visualization: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/dXHWy 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: EF1AEYD46AFFFAJX
17:13
November 01, 2021
E:12 Jewitch Samhain
In this episode Michele discusses the reasons for and against Jews celebrating Halloween. She discusses why she chooses to celebrate Samhain and how it helps her to embrace her ancestors. Parshah for the week: Chayei Sara Key Takeaways: Samhain and Sukkot have many similarities (Purim, too!) Some Jews embrace the secular aspects of Halloween. Other Jews want to keep Judaism separate from the mainstream. Judaism (and witchcraft) embrace choosing your own path. Let’s Be Social: Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation Bad Witch Society: My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/badwitch Support the Podcast: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast Communing With Your Ancestors Visualization: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/dXHWy 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: GJGTLXSXMETV34UH
12:18
October 25, 2021
E:11 The Racist & Anti-Semitic History of Magic with a K
In this episode Michele talks about the spelling of magic- both with and without a k. She discusses why the spelling matters, and why she spells magic without a k. Key Takeaways: Magick is an old and archaic spelling of the word- so old it’s difficult to pinpoint when it originated. Aleister Crowley popularized the spelling (with a k) in his teachings and in Thelema. Crowley was known for his racism and anti-semitism. Crowley appropriated Kabbalah and included it into Thelema. Spelling magic with an arcane spelling isn’t necessary for people to know what we are talking about. Links: Aleister Crowley: A Legacy of Nationalism and Racism Was Aleister Crowley a Racist? It Depends.  Aleister Crowley- The Slaves Shall Serve Why Whitewashing Crowley is a Bad Idea Let’s Be Social: Jewitch Torah Study: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewitchtorahstudy Instagram: www.instagram.com/livingmoonmeditation Facebook: www.facebook.com/livingmoonmeditation My Free Online Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovenotesfromtheuniverse/ Support the Podcast: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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/ Theme Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/danijel-zambo/sunshine License code: PP3B8TETOURMMXUK
16:05
October 18, 2021
E10: G-d, Shema, & Witchcraft
In this episode Michele explains her view of the Divine and how it relates to Judaism’s central prayer and expression of faith, the Shema. Links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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: ZU0M0FXHLSNJAHOH
15:01
October 11, 2021
E:9 Building Right Relationship
In this episode Michele explains how the month of Cheshvan is the perfect opportunity to explore deeper ways to remain in right relationship. Key Takeaways: Right relationship is being in balance with our role in the greater web of life. Ensuring we are in right relationship isn’t just for the High Holy Days. The Jewish Wheel of the Year is a never ending cycle of building right relationship. Cheshvan is the only month without a specific holiday. Links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jewishmagicpodcast 5782 Planner: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com/l/goMLT Other Shop Items: https://livingmoonmeditation.gumroad.com 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: YND4DBTOIOHR8RZ0
15:05
October 04, 2021
E:8 The Ouroboros Year
In this episode Michele explains the end of the Autumn holy days. The autumn Jewish holidays will end this week with the days of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. The soul searching that began during the month of Elul will culminate in the joyous abandon of Simchat Torah. And the Torah cycle eats itself in a never ending cycle. Key Takeaways: Shemini Atzeret is one more day to dwell in the presence of the Divine. Simchat Torah is a day of joyful abandon when we revel in the love letter that is the Torah. The Torah reading cycle is like an ouroboros- the tail eating snake/dragon that is a never ending circle. Links: Ouroboros: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Ouroboros 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: KPA5PLGPUSFZ5ZOZ
15:10
September 27, 2021
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: UXULENYTPUODSVE2
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: GTN1BFVCMLWESYI7
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: 42MCS6CB9PXORN4S
12:43
September 06, 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: SX7TE9CRCTFPAECK
15:21
September 06, 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: 4EUL3E7SUU37HG3N
13:30
September 06, 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: KIBVZSJAD2UTLHVJ
14:45
September 06, 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: ENWDVKBXAJDFMQTK
13:27
September 06, 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