Rosh Chodesh Adar
A Sound Healing Journey
Joy in Troubled Times
By Bluth and Galitta
This song welcomes the month of Adar, through poetry, chanting, and niggun.
Created in Collaboration by Rabbi Bluth and Galitta – it takes you on a journey to feel into the month of adar, and to understand it’s themes as they relate to today. It is a melodic experience to welcome the Joy of Adar, a Joy that emerges as resistance and healing to the difficult times we are in.
Galitta and Rachel welcome the new moon and the month of Adar with this poetic/melodic collab!
Put on headphones, and enjoy the journey.
Through poetry, chanting, and niggun in a beautiful collaboration created by Rabbi Rachel Rosenbluth and Galitta Tassa.
This audio piece takes you on a journey to feel into the month of Adar and to understand its themes as they relate to today. It is a melodic experience to welcome the Joy of Adar, a Joy that emerges as resistance and healing to the difficult times we are in.
Text for the Poem In the Audio Art Piece
Our sacred time,
is a time of hiddenness and emergence.
Chaos and celebration.
We look around and we feel
Oppression, pain, grief.
Hester Panim. The Hiding.
And this month invites us in,
To search the hidden.
Into the chaos, upside down, teetering on the edge
Where there are oppression and suppression,
Joy is an act of resistance.
This is Defiant Joy.
We face reality, collective pain, and injustice
and we find the hidden sparks of Joy. We raise them up.
This is the Joy of Purim. A healing Joy. A liberating joy
that faces all of the darkness,
And invites it to the feast to wine and dine and shapeshift,
A joy that helps us to hope and imagine what is to come.
That the sea will split so bring your timbrels
Until we forget to remember until we do not know.
The difference, Our humanness, we come from the darkness
Of the womb(The tomb is the same gematria As The Womb)
Nahafochu – new futures can emerge
Mordechai asks Queen Esther,
Mi yodea im la’et kazot higa’at la’malchut?
who knows, if FOR THIS MOMENT, you became queen.
You arrived at this palace.
To each of us, Perhaps it is for this moment, That we are alive.
This is your invitation, your opening, your choice.
Plant seeds, resist, bless, care.
Let us rise to the responsibility of this time,
Let us co-create, heal, transform,
la’et kazot higa’at la’malchut.
For this moment, you arrived.