Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope
Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope

Spiritual Wisdom from Earth and Torah

Divrei Earth

The views and opinions expressed in the d'vrei Earth represent those of the author.

06.05.2020
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by Judith Felsen, Ph.D. I burn brightly In the night  I am  A compass In the day a source  Of life I can’t be seen But ever felt A sense  A call  A memory A prayer I am in heart and mind Of all I never die I am  Hope. Judith Felsen, Ph.D. is a poetess, Clinical Psychologist, coach, 2nd generation holocaust survivor, hiker, dancer, walker, volunteer, lover of nature, gardens, wilderness, beach, ocean and mountains. Her work addresses issues of recovery, 2nd generation survivors, the natural world, gardens and harvests, life cycle issues, spiritual questing, social issues, community issues and personal requests. Her poems have been published and widely distributed in national and specific publications. She is a New York native and resident of new Hampshire. She frequents Long Beach and lives with her husband and two large rescue dogs at their camp in the White Mountains of N.H. and house near the ocean in Long Beach. She actively studies the mystical and esoteric aspects of Judaism and is a member of the board of the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation and the Chavurah of Mount Washington Valley. She writes often and offers consultation upon request.
05.05.2020
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By Judith Felsen, Ph.D. Corona love woke me from a dream  I dreamt a while ago now becoming real anticipation of a world to be incapable of life Corona love, a nightmare prophesy, projection of our ills  lover’s warning of impending truth  reminding that existence is of one virus,  people world, one life  Corona intervention cries for waking up, releasing, letting go 11th plague  this scourge demands  no lamb’s blood, rather our compassion  smeared on every heart forgiveness, every mind connection, every being that our doorposts bear the mark of our awakening… we lost our senses now returned we enter Sinai with atonement’s gold making our commitments new commandments  quarantine well spent saving lives  not for another golden calf  but global grace instead Partnered with Corona, our conscious bringing lover we are one planet now awakened to our unity  where all is love. Judith Felsen, Ph.D. is a poetess, Clinical Psychologist, coach, 2nd generation holocaust survivor, hiker, dancer, walker, volunteer, lover of nature, gardens, wilderness, beach, ocean and mountains. Her work addresses issues of recovery, 2nd generation survivors, the natural world, gardens and harvests, life cycle issues, spiritual questing, social issues, community issues and personal requests. Her poems have been published and widely distributed in national and specific publications. She is a New York native and resident of new Hampshire. She frequents Long Beach and lives with her husband and two large rescue dogs at their camp in the White Mountains of N.H. and house near the ocean in Long Beach. She actively studies the mystical and esoteric aspects of Judaism and is a member of the board of the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation and the Chavurah of Mount Washington Valley. She writes often and offers consultation upon request.
04.05.2020
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by Judith Felsen, Ph.D. Covid has awakened me releasing  life before, a bridge of consciousness,  transit to a world unknown pathway unfamiliar yet inviting, mind has changed perception of the world anew one virus ended history one choice creates our future a world as one impacted in unity, connected will survive One virus ended life before one consciousness is our tomorrow. Judith Felsen, Ph.D. is a poetess, Clinical Psychologist, coach, 2nd generation holocaust survivor, hiker, dancer, walker, volunteer, lover of nature, gardens, wilderness, beach, ocean and mountains. Her work addresses issues of recovery, 2nd generation survivors, the natural world, gardens and harvests, life cycle issues, spiritual questing, social issues, community issues and personal requests. Her poems have been published and widely distributed in national and specific publications. She is a New York native and resident of new Hampshire. She frequents Long Beach and lives with her husband and two large rescue dogs at their camp in the White Mountains of N.H. and house near the ocean in Long Beach. She actively studies the mystical and esoteric aspects of Judaism and is a member of the board of the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation and the Chavurah of Mount Washington Valley. She writes often and offers consultation upon request.

The above are examples of Divrei Earth - spiritual wisdom from Earth and Torah, in the blog written by Rabbi Katy Allen and members and friends of Ma'yan Tikvah. 

 

Divrei Earth - literally words of Earth, provide reflections on the weekly Torah portion, as well as Earth Etudes for Elul, reflections in preparation for the New Year during the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah, and Counting the Omer, reflections on Earth and Torah from Passover to Shavuot.

 

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Ma'yan Tikvah Makes the Globe!

Thank you to Lisa Wangsness at The Boston Globe for the fantastic article about Ma'yan Tikvah! Check it out here.

 

Help Protect and Save the Earth - 13 Tips

CLICK HERE to find 13 environmental tips with accompanying texts and commentary by Rabbi Katy Allen.

 

Watch at Eden Keeper

Webinar : A Transformation from Environamental Grief to Environmental Action

 

Watch Eden Keeper Webinar, "A Transformation from Environmental Grief to Environmental Action." During this half-hour video, Director Robin Purchia hosts Rabbi Katy and the two discuss grief, the management of feelings of loss, and how to tranform our dark inner places into joy and a spiritual connection to the environment. 

 

Link to YouTube Webinar

 

Link to Eden Keeper Website

 

Some Spiritual Tips

Are you feeling a bit blue? Wondering about meaning? Despairing about the state of the world? Here are a few suggestions to help yourself get re-grounded spiritually.

 

  • Find a spot outdoors where you can focus on the natural world. Even in the city, you can always look up at the sky. Pay attention to what you see. Let it speak to you. Let the image, sound, or smell enter deep into your being.
  • Draw a picture. It doesn't matter if you "know how to draw" or not. Simply focus on something meaningful to you and record something of what you see, in either an abstract form or something more representative.
  • Think back to a moment in nature from your childhood or youth. Record your memory in words or images.
  • Sit still in a quiet place. Breathe deeply. Image yourself enveloped in love and mercy, beneath the wings of the Shechinah, the Divine Presence.
  • Find a passage from a sacred text, in the broadest sense of the word, Torah or other Jewish texts, your favorite children's book, a poem, or whatever strikes you. Connect it to your experience in nature or your drawing or writing. Think about how the two enrich each other.
  • Call a friend to ask how he or she is doing.

Upcoming Outdoor Services & Other Events

 

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Services start at 10:30 

 

All in-person events are currently cancelled. Join us for online connecting.

 

Some Fridays at 6:00 PM Welcoming Shabbat

through guided meditation, prayer,  discussion, and candle lighting, with time for children.

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Saturdays at 10:30 AM

Outdoor Shabbat Service at a location near you. Join in virtually for prayer, meditation, Torah discussion and connecting. RSVP to get the link.

 

Pirkei Avot and Imahot - The Ethics of the Fathers and Mothers                      Tues, May 19, 26 7-8pm  

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Training and Phone Banking with the Environmental Voter Project and JCAN

May 18, 3:00 PM

 

Metrowest Tikkun Leil Shavuot

Thurs. evening, May 28

See details on the flier.

Where to Find Us

 

Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope


237 Old Connecticut Path
Wayland, MA 01778

508.358.5996

rabbi@mayantikvah.org

 

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