Rebbetzin Siegelbaum takes you on a journey of the Holy Land through the Seven Species identified in the Torah to have special significance to the Land of Israel: Wheat, barley, grapes, dates, figs, olives, pomegranates.
Author: Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
Publisher: Menorah Books
Rebbetzin Siegelbaum takes you on a journey of the Holy Land through the Seven Species identified in the Torah to have special significance to the Land of Israel: Wheat, barley, grapes, dates, figs, olives, pomegranates. She traces their significance from Biblical times until modern day, delves deeply into their mystical and medicinal properties, and offers pages of wholesome recipes for each. The author contends that the Seven Species have immense potential to be transformed into spiritual energy, enabling us to perform mitzvoth, pray, learn Torah, and express creativity. She defends her position by revealing the nutritional, spiritual, and Kabbalistic aspects of each of the Seven Species,as well as natural healing methods using the medicinal properties of the Fruits of the Land to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually. The result is a book that is unique in its integration of Torah teachings with medical nutritional research,all combined with a multitude of nutritious recipes.
A beautifully illustrated and highly informative book presenting a wealth of medical and scientific research, holistic advice, esoteric insights, original thought, and delicious wholesome recipes based on wheat, barley, grapes, dates, figs ...
Author: Chana Bracha Siegelbaum
Publisher: Menorah Books Limited
A beautifully illustrated and highly informative book presenting a wealth of medical and scientific research, holistic advice, esoteric insights, original thought, and delicious wholesome recipes based on wheat, barley, grapes, dates, figs and pomegranates, the Seven Fruits attributed in the Bible to the Land of Israel.
Most prominent , at the head of the table , were the seven kinds for which the Land of Israel is praised . After the meat course , the rebbe distributed fruits to all those gathered at his table . Then he taught Torah praising the Land ...
Author: Yitzhak Buxbaum
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A Person Is Like a Tree: A Sourcebook for Tu BeShvat is the only sourcebook available for celebrating the Jewish holiday of Tu BeShvat, also traditionally known as the "New Year of the Trees." The Tu BeShvat seder, created by kabbalists in sixteenth century Safed in Israel, is similar to the Passover seder and involves drinking four cups of wine and eating a great variety of fruits. The kabbalists sought, by their eating of fruit at the seder, to make a mystical tikkun (fixing) to repair the sin of Adam and Eve in eating fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Yitzhak Buxbaum, the author of this sourcebook, notes that whereas most Jewish holidays are biblical in origin, and while Chanukah and Purim were instituted by the ancient rabbis, "Tu BeShvat is the only holiday ordained by the kabbalists."
The seven fruits with which Eretz Israel is especially blessed (see Deuteronomy 8:8) are connected, according to Kabbalah, to the seven nations who were dwelling in the land before Joshua's conquest. Moreover, each of the seven fruits ...
Author: Matityahu Glazerson
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
In this intensive study of Hebrew letters and words, Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson uses gematria (interpretive Jewish numerology) to reveal the mysterious correlation between Jewish ethics and practices and the numeric values of Hebrew words which name and describe them. This profound and lucid exploration uncovers the deep spiritual resonance of Jewish thought, and explains a variety of theological issues using the ancient Hebrew language as a key to understanding.
CELEBRATING THE SEVEN SPECIES OF ISRAEL AND TREE FRUITS IN THE JEWISH DIASPORA The “Seven Species” of plant foods characteristic of the land of Israel, and the edible fruits of trees growing anywhere are celebrated in a postbiblical ...
Author: Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus
Publisher: Lexington Books
This book describes the taste preferences and practices of gastronomic Judaism from ancient to contemporary times. Not merely fixed dietary rules and norms, but rather culinary interpretations and adaptations of them to new times and places makes food “Jewish” and makes Jewish eating practices continually viable and meaningful.
The use of harvest fruits for the decoration of the sukkah creates a link to the geography of Israel and its physical soil. This is based on the custom of decorating a sukkah with the seven fruits of the biblical land of Israel: wheat, ...
Author: Mimi Levy Lipis
Investigating Jewish spatial practices by exploring the symbol of the house in Judaism, this book examines two groups of houses: ritual objects based on the iconology of the house (ritual houses) and house metaphors (the text, community and the covenant with god as house). This unique pairing is explored as place-making tools which exist in a constant state of tension between diaspora and belonging. Containing many photographs of historical and contemporary artefacts from Europe, Israel and the United States, this book maps out the intersection of architecture, Jewish studies, cultural and gender studies and opens up the discussion of distinctly Jewish objects and metaphors to discourses taking place outside explicitly Jewish contexts.
The use of local fruits instead of the seven fruits of the Land of Israel is another way of bringing the local into the space. Traditionally, it has been customary to decorate a sukkah with the seven fruits of the biblical Land of ...
Author: Julia Brauch
How have Jews experienced their environments and how have they engaged with specific places? How do Jewish spaces emerge, how are they contested, performed and used? With these questions in mind, this anthology focuses on the production of Jewish space and lived Jewish spaces and sheds light on their diversity, inter-connectedness and multi-dimensionality. By exploring historical and contemporary case studies from around the world, the essays collected here shift the temporal focus generally applied to Jewish civilization to a spatially oriented perspective. The reader encounters sites such as the gardens cultivated in the Ghettos during World War II, the Israeli development town of Netivot, Thornhill, an Orthodox suburb of Toronto, or new virtual sites of Jewish (Second) Life on the Internet, and learns about the Jewish landkentenish movement in Interwar Poland, the Jewish connection to the sea and the culinary landscapes of Russian Jews in New York. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, with a strong foothold in cultural history and cultural anthropology, this anthology introduces new methodological and conceptual approaches to the study of the spatial aspects of Jewish civilization.
And there is a distinctive blessing that is recited only after eating the seven fruits of the Land of Israel . These are but a small sampling of the means employed by the liturgical and seasonal cycles indelibly to impress upon the ...
Author: John Hick
Publisher: SUNY Press
The interactions of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities over centuries have often been hostile and sometimes violent. This book discusses the essential and critical issues in each tradition's views of God, and of the earth and humanity.
o—“It is also preferable to partake of fruit from the Land of Israel, or at least seven species for which the land is praised: wheat, barley, grapes. Olives, dates, figs, and pomegranates (Deut. 8:8) Some even try to eat 15 different ...
Author: George E. Lowe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In volume 2 of Birding and Mysticism: Enlightenment Through Bird Watching, there is no traditional table of contents; rather, there are the five main parts and their sections and subsections, which contain the substantive ideas and memes of volume 2, followed by six appendices. The main thrust of volume 2 concerns the many aspects, faces, and forms of mysticism: religious, spiritual, rational, scientific, personal, and practical.
A homily in Zohar Hadash states that Adam's sin consists of eating from all seven species of grains and fruits that scripture associates with the Land of Israel - wheat , barley , grapes , figs , pomegranates , olives , and date honey ...
Author: Joel Hecker
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Examining the mystical practices associated with food in zoharic kabbalah and the ways they inform us about the kabbalistic experience of embodiment.
Soured milk could be turned into cheese by allowing the water to drain and evaporate, with salt added during the process.23 As for the abundant fertility of the Land of Israel, Deuteronomy 8:7 references seven fruits of the land and ...
Author: Aaron S. Gross
Publisher: NYU Press
How Judaism and food are intertwined Judaism is a religion that is enthusiastic about food. Jewish holidays are inevitably celebrated through eating particular foods, or around fasting and then eating particular foods. Through fasting, feasting, dining, and noshing, food infuses the rich traditions of Judaism into daily life. What do the complicated laws of kosher food mean to Jews? How does food in Jewish bellies shape the hearts and minds of Jews? What does the Jewish relationship with food teach us about Christianity, Islam, and religion itself? Can food shape the future of Judaism? Feasting and Fasting explores questions like these to offer an expansive look at how Judaism and food have been intertwined, both historically and today. It also grapples with the charged ethical debates about how food choices reflect competing Jewish values about community, animals, the natural world and the very meaning of being human. Encompassing historical, ethnographic, and theoretical viewpoints, and including contributions dedicated to the religious dimensions of foods including garlic, Crisco, peanut oil, and wine, the volume advances the state of both Jewish studies and religious studies scholarship on food. Bookended with a foreword by the Jewish historian Hasia Diner and an epilogue by the novelist and food activist Jonathan Safran Foer, Feasting and Fasting provides a resource for anyone who hungers to understand how food and religion intersect.
And of course a garden to plant the Shiv'at Haminim — the Seven Fruits from the Land of Israel . Then each and every family can sit under its own grapevine and fig tree and the Land of Israel will be filled with the sounds of children ...
Author: Yaffa Ganz
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
Savta Simcha and Uncle Nechemya set off on a world-wide tour, and they leave a little bit of the Holy City of Jerusalem wherever they go.
Iconic with this shaping of the ingathering was an official suggestion for celebrating Independence Day in the early years of the state – baking a cake whose ingredients were the 'seven species', the seven fruits for which the Land of ...
Author: Don Handelman
National festivals. Military parades. Patriotic memorials. Such public events and tributes naturally bring to mind the idea of nationalism. But what is the cultural logic behind them? How does a country such as Israel facilitate state-related public events as enactments of nationalism? To answer these questions, renowned anthropologist Don Handelman unpacks the meaning of national ritual and symbol in Israel today. He argues that public events mirror social order, a mirror that reflects to its participants and audiences the message that the designers of such events wish to communicate. Handelman considers the meaning of Holocaust and military memorialism, and he investigates the role of holiday celebrations, especially how they affect young children first learning about their country. Analyzing state ceremonies such as Holocaust Remembrance Day for the war dead, and Independence Day, he notes the absence of minorities and examines their significance in the promotion of a national identity. He also looks at how Israel exports powerful symbols of statehood. Throughout, Handelman develops his theory of bureaucratic logic as the driving force behind expressions of nationalism in the modern state. He argues that bureaucratic logic has a much wider cachet than simply functioning as a way of thinking only about bureaucratic institutions. The logic is crucial to how these institutions function, but more so, it is a dominant force in forming modern state social order. Bureaucratic logic is used incessantly to invent and to modify all kinds of systems of classification that often have profound consequences for individuals and for groups, and that are ritualized powerfully through a host of state-related public events.
Tu Beshvat ( New Year for the Tree) It is customary to eat 15 different fruits that all grow from trees, including the seven fruits species for which the Land of Israel is praised, a land of wheat, barley, (grape) vines, figs, ...
Author: Aruna Thaker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Multicultural Handbook of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics is the must have practical resource for dietitians, nutritionists and students working with both well settled but also recently migrated ethnic groups. Written by a team of authors drawn from the British Dietetic Association's Specialist Multicultural Nutrition Group the book provides in-depth information to equip the reader in the provision of nutrition advice to minority groups. Spanning a broad range of cultural groups the book seeks to consider religious and cultural requirements in relation to traditional diets; research on migration studies and chronic disease states; and nutrition and dietetic treatment in relation to key chronic diseases.
Now in this book, I speak about what I call the seven ‘ITES’ before Israel they are basically the seven mighty nations God allowed to be an obstacle between where Israel was in the wilderness and where they needed to go, which is Canaan ...
Author: Hlompho Phamodi
Publisher: Hlompho Phamodi
It is a desire of every Child of God to reach and fulfill their destiny. I believe with all my heart that it is Gods will for you to make it into your promised land. The Bible clearly states that what happened to Israel from Egypt, into the wilderness and to the Promised Land was all written for us; as an example and a warning for us of whom the end of the age has come. (1 Corinthians 10:6-11), that we should not lust after evil as they did, neither be idolaters as were some of them, neither let us commit fornication as they did. Neither let us tempt Christ as some of them also tempted Him and were destroyed by a serpents. When you read the book of Exodus and the disappointing events that happened to Israel, God is speaking and saying to you and me, take heed and do not fall into the same trap. Now in this book, I speak about what I call the seven ‘ITES’ before Israel they are basically the seven mighty nations God allowed to be an obstacle between where Israel was in the wilderness and where they needed to go, which is Canaan or the promised land. They are the Hittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Canaanites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites. God clearly states that they are indeed mighty and strong, but Israel needs not to worry She will utterly destroy them by Gods power....
In the phrase “a land flowing with milk and honey,” “honey” refers to bees' honey, whereas in the context of the seven fruits with which the Land of Israel is blessed,57 “honey” refers to date-honey. The proper amount of honey in one's ...
Author: Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh
Publisher: GalEinai Publication Society
The body-mind connection is a well-documented fact in today's medical paradigm. Yet, long before recent scientific research uncovered this natural linkage, it was described in Kabbalistic healing manuals, with one important difference--there it was understood to be a link between body, mind, and soul.Whether you rely on today's holistic healing or on more traditional medicine, you'll benefit from the Kabbalistic prescriptions for healing and understanding of human physiology laid out in this valuable book.Body, Mind, Soul: Kabbalah and Medicine includes: - A reference guide to the body-soul interaction- A detailed description of Kabbalah's understanding of disease and its root causes- Contemporary healing methods seen from a mystical point of view- A discussion of the healing power of prayer and teshuvah (return to G-d)
Prominent among these lost moments of joy was the Bikurim (First-Fruit) ritual in the spring, when the 'Seven Fruits by which the Land of Israel was Praised'—wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and honey—were brought to ...
Author: David Aberbach
Exploring the literature of environmental moral dilemmas from the Hebrew Bible to modern times, this book argues the necessity of cross-disciplinary approaches to environmental studies, as a subject affecting everyone, in every aspect of life. Moral dilemmas are central in the literary genre of protest against the effects of industry, particularly in Romantic literature and ‘Condition of England’ novels. Writers from the time of the Industrial Revolution to the present—including William Blake, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, Émile Zola, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, T.S. Eliot, John Steinbeck, George Orwell, and J.M. Coetzee—follow the Bible in seeing environmental problems in moral terms, as a consequence of human agency. The issues raised by these and other writers—including damage to the environment and its effects on health and quality of life, particularly on the poor; economic conflicts of interest; water and air pollution, deforestation, and the environmental effects of war—are fundamentally the same today, making their works a continual source of interest and insight. Sketching a brief literary history on the impact of human behavior on the environment, this volume will be of interest to readers researching environmental studies, literary studies, religious studies and international development, as well as a useful resource to scientists and readers of the Arts.