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    Katy Z. Allen

ISBN: 978-0-9905361-6-1

Earth Etudes for Elul

by: Katy Z. Allen

The month of Elul is a time for reflection, a time for t’shuvah, of turning and re-turning to G!d and to our best selves, in preparation for the Days of Awe. It is time for heshbon hanefesh, examining our hearts and souls. Elul is the time for us to begin to make atonement for the things we wish we had or hadn’t done, and to renew ourselves, to do all we can to get ourselves to change. To help you on this journey, you will find in this volume a series of reflections for the month of Elul, divrei Earth—teachings that connect Earth and Torah.  Use this volume to help you expand your own reflections about t’shuvah: read a few etudes a day or even select by theme. Themes include climate change, community and covenant, cycles, nature, gardening, personal behavior, rituals, and turning.

These reflections, meditations filled with Jewish wisdom, are written by rabbis, hazzans, environmentalists, gardeners, activists, educators, storytellers, poets, scientists and other spiritual leaders, reflecting many points of view and ways of looking at the world and the process of t’shuvah. The author list includes:

Rabbi Adina Allen
Rabbi Katy Allen
Rabbi Steve Altarescu
Tali Anisfeld
Maggid David Arfa
Rachel Aronson
Molly Bajgot
Hazzan Shoshana Brown
Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
Sarah Chandler, MA
Rabbi Howard A. Cohen
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen
Sandra N. Daitch
Rabbi Robin Damsky
Susie Davidson
Janna Diamond
Rabbi Dorit Edut
Rabbi Jeff Foust
Judith Felsen, PhD
Rabbi Moshe Givental
Rabbi Laurie Gold
Dr. Mirele Goldsmith
Rabbi/Cantor Anne Heath
Thea Iberall, PhD
Rabbi David Jaffee
Daniel Kieval
Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein
David Krantz
Rabbi Judith Kummer
Dr. Scott Lewis
Maxine Lyons
Leora Mallach
Rabbi Natan Margalit, PhD
Hattie Nestel
Joelle Novey
Andy Oram
Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH
Carol C. Reiman
Leslie Rosenblatt
Lois Rosenthal
Richard M. Schwartz, PhD
Rabbi David Seidenberg
Rabbi Jacob Siegel
Howard Smith
Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman, MSW
Nyanna Susan Tobin
Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Rabbi Judy Weiss
Steph Zabel, MSc
Rabbi Ziona Zelazo

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Meet the Author
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Rabbi Katy Z. Allen spent her childhood exploring the woods, fields and streams of her southwestern Wisconsin home and has been connected to the outdoors ever since. She attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Massachusetts at Boston and began her career as a high school science teacher. After her conversion to Judaism she began teaching Hebrew school and kept on studying, eventually getting her Masters in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College in Newton, MA. She received her rabbinic ordination from the Academy for Jewish Religion in Yonkers, NY, in 2005 and began working as a chaplain at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She briefly served Temple Tifereth Israel in Winthrop, MA, before starting her outdoor congregation, Ma’yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope, which now has a thriving outdoor children’s Jewish learning program, Y’ladim BaTeva. She is the founder of the Jewish Climate Action Network-MA, and has considered much of her climate work to be eco-chaplaincy. Allen has also served as a hospice chaplain and has provided spirituality and nature programming at Open Spirit Center in Framingham, MA. She is the co-author of several children’s science books and the editor of Falling Light and Waters Turning: Adventures in Being Human in Word and Image, her mother’s memoir, and Earth Etudes for Elul: Spiritual Wisdom for the Season, also from Strong Voices Publishing.
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Overview

The month of Elul is a time for reflection, a time for t’shuvah, of turning and re-turning to G!d and to our best selves, in preparation for the Days of Awe. It is time for heshbon hanefesh, examining our hearts and souls. Elul is the time for us to begin to make atonement for the things we wish we had or hadn’t done, and to renew ourselves, to do all we can to get ourselves to change. To help you on this journey, you will find in this volume a series of reflections for the month of Elul, divrei Earth—teachings that connect Earth and Torah.  Use this volume to help you expand your own reflections about t’shuvah: read a few etudes a day or even select by theme. Themes include climate change, community and covenant, cycles, nature, gardening, personal behavior, rituals, and turning.

These reflections, meditations filled with Jewish wisdom, are written by rabbis, hazzans, environmentalists, gardeners, activists, educators, storytellers, poets, scientists and other spiritual leaders, reflecting many points of view and ways of looking at the world and the process of t’shuvah. The author list includes:

Rabbi Adina Allen
Rabbi Katy Allen
Rabbi Steve Altarescu
Tali Anisfeld
Maggid David Arfa
Rachel Aronson
Molly Bajgot
Hazzan Shoshana Brown
Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin
Sarah Chandler, MA
Rabbi Howard A. Cohen
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen
Sandra N. Daitch
Rabbi Robin Damsky
Susie Davidson
Janna Diamond
Rabbi Dorit Edut
Rabbi Jeff Foust
Judith Felsen, PhD
Rabbi Moshe Givental
Rabbi Laurie Gold
Dr. Mirele Goldsmith
Rabbi/Cantor Anne Heath
Thea Iberall, PhD
Rabbi David Jaffee
Daniel Kieval
Rabbi Margaret Frisch Klein
David Krantz
Rabbi Judith Kummer
Dr. Scott Lewis
Maxine Lyons
Leora Mallach
Rabbi Natan Margalit, PhD
Hattie Nestel
Joelle Novey
Andy Oram
Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH
Carol C. Reiman
Leslie Rosenblatt
Lois Rosenthal
Richard M. Schwartz, PhD
Rabbi David Seidenberg
Rabbi Jacob Siegel
Howard Smith
Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman, MSW
Nyanna Susan Tobin
Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Rabbi Judy Weiss
Steph Zabel, MSc
Rabbi Ziona Zelazo

You can also purchase the Ebook on Amazon by clicking here.

 

Details

ISBN: 978-0-9905361-6-1
Publisher: Strong Voices
Publish Date: 2018
Page Count: 126