By Perle Besserman
The purple bracelet: it graces the wrists of diverse celebrities - from Madonna to Britney Spears - who've switched over to the religious perform of Kabbalah. yet what's Kabbalah and the way can girls use it on their very own lives? In a brand new Kabbalah for girls, bestselling writer and instructor of Jewish mysticism and meditation, Perle Besserman, stocks a female method of spirituality. because the time of Moses, Jewish mysticism has been barred to ladies, and Shekhinah, the female facet of God, has been pressured underground. Now, many girls are adapting conventional mystical practices in radical new methods. Besserman is on the leading edge of this revolution. during this e-book she lines the background of female-centered worship and tells the tale of looking for her personal route to fact. Combining practices from the Kabbalah with meditation, Besserman walks readers via step by step rituals to discover their very own own reference to the divine.
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I . . must . . tell . . you . ” he sputtered between gasps, bending over and breathing garlic into my face. “Here, let me help you,” I said, now really worried about him. He pulled away from me. ” Spit from his mouth was ﬂying into my face. “You lied to me before. You’re no art historian! The bus driver told me—you’re writing about Kabbalah! ” His chest chugging away like a steam engine, he swayed on his crutches and I was afraid he was going to fall into my lap. “You’re a married woman and your head is not covered!
I’m a composer. ” Appearing to have suddenly grown shy, he stopped staring me down. I looked into his sweating face and noticed that his newly-grown payos were sticking to his temples. I know this guy, I thought. He’s a Baal Tshuvah, one of the hundreds of “returned Jews” wandering around Israel. Most likely just returned from an ashram in India, which is probably why his payos 42 A NEW KABBALAH FOR WOMEN are still new and why he looks so uncomfortable in his ultra-Orthodox black suit. “I was told about this trip by the shammas at my shul,” I said, deliberately throwing in the Yiddish.
The bus driver told me—you’re writing about Kabbalah! ” His chest chugging away like a steam engine, he swayed on his crutches and I was afraid he was going to fall into my lap. “You’re a married woman and your head is not covered! I’ve been watching you! I saw you put on the kerchief only when you came out of the bus. You must stop right now what you’ve been doing! ” He lifted one of his crutches as if to threaten me with it. Instinctively, I pulled back and covered my head with my notebook. ” I screamed back at him, my voice cracking with a lifetime of accumulated rage at Orthodox men in black suits.
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