Welcome to  Jewish  Healing and Spirituality

Welcome to Jewish
Healing and Spirituality
Jewish healing is built on the
foundation that healing and
spirituality are synonymous
terms. Those who pursue a
spiritual connection will heal
more effectively. In this site you
can find helpful articles on
Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah),
spirituality, spiritual healing and
Torah to assist you in living a
Jewish spiritual life.
Just click on
the links to your left.

Originally, energy healing and
mysticism was the work of the
Temple priests. After the  
destruction of the Temple, Jews
fought for survival nearly 20
centuries  and put healing  and
spirituality on the back burner.
This site is non-denominational.  
We have no specific connections
to  orthodox, conservative,
reform, or Reconstructionist
Judaism. You might say we're
unorthodox.

Healing is our birthright. Every
culture hat ever existed had a
system of  healing.  Judaism is
no exception. Jewish healing is
inextricably bound to Jewish
spirituality, our religious/spiritual
tradition. Many Jews in search of
spirituality flocked to the Eastern  
religions because they couldn't
find it in Judaism.

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For the Distance healing
page.
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March 2015
Learn About Jewish
Music
Jewish music is the music and
melodies of the Jewish people.
There exist both traditions of
religious music, as sung at the
synagogue and domestic
prayers, and secular music,
such as klezmer. Whilst some
elements of Jewish music may
originate in biblical times,
differences of rhythm and sound
can be found amongst Jewish
communities that have been
musically influenced by location.
In the nineteenth century,
religious reform led to
composition of ecclesiastic
music in the styles of classical
music. A number of modern
Jewish composers have been
aware of and influenced by the
different traditions of Jewish
music.

To listen to some current
Jewish music click on the
"Music" button on the left of
this screen.
Jewish ethnomusicologist Mark
Kligman notes, “The scope of
contemporary Jewish music
encompasses a wide range of
genres and styles, including
music for the synagogue, folk
and popular music on religious
themes, Yiddish songs, klezmer
music, Israeli music, and art
music by serious composers.
Every sector of the Jewish
community – from the most right-
wing Orthodox to the most
secular – participates in the
Jewish music endeavor,
creating, performing, and
listening to the particular music
that meets its taste and needs.

The question of what is Jewish
music and what makes music
Jewish continues to be explored
in academic and artistic circles
alike. It may be seen in the work
of Velvel Pasternak, who has
spent much of the late twentieth
century as a preservationist
committing what had been a
strongly oral tradition to paper.
Also, John Zorn's record label,
Tzadik, features a "Radical
Jewish Culture" series that
focuses on exploring what
contemporary Jewish music is
and what it offers to
contemporary Jewish culture.

Of the contemporary music
Shlomo Carlebach is
considered by many to be the
most influential Jewish
songwriter of the last half
century.


...About Wally Spiegler
Velvel "Wally" Spiegler lives in Rehoboth
MA. He is a Certified Polarity Therapist,
registered with advanced standing in the
American Polarity Therapy Association; a
student and teacher of Jewish Mysticism
whose primary interest is in Jewish
approaches to the healing of mind, body,
and spirit.
Wally can be reached for comments or
questions by calling (508) 252-6500 or
Email to wallyspiegler@yahoo.com
The Purim Megillah is read on
the evening of Mar 5, 2015        
Purim is one of the most joyous
and fun holidays on the Jewish
calendar
What is Purim?
The celebration of the Deliverance of the Jews

Purim is a Jewish holiday that
commemorates the deliverance of the
Jewish people in the ancient Persian
Empire where a plot had been formed to
destroy them. The story is recorded in
the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat
Esther

According to the Book of Esther, Haman,
royal vizier to King Ahasuerus
(presumed to be Xerxes I of Persia
planned to kill all the Jews in the empire,
but his plans were foiled by Mordecai
and his cousin and adopted daughter
Esther, who had risen to become Queen
of Persia. The day of deliverance
became a day of feasting and rejoicing.

Based on the conclusions of the Scroll
of Esther (Esther 9:22): "[...] that they
should make them days of feasting and
gladness, and of sending portions one
to another, and gifts to the poor." Purim
is therefore celebrated among Jews by:
exchanging reciprocal gifts of food and
drink known as mishloach manot
Donating charity to the poor known as
mattanot la-evyonim.

Eating a celebratory meal known as a
seudat Purim.
Public recitation ("reading of the
megillah") of the Scroll of Esther, known
as kriat ha-megillah, usually in the
synagogue
Reciting additions, known as Al
HaNissim, o the daily prayers and the
grace after meals
Other customs include drinking wine or
any other alcoholic beverage, wearing of
masks and costumes, and public
celebration.

Purim is celebrated annually according
to the Hebrew calendar on the 14th day
of the Hebrew month of Adar the day
following the victory of the Jews over
their enemies. In cities that were
protected by a surrounding wall at the
time of the Biblical Joshua, Purim is
instead celebrated on the 15th of the
month of Adar on what is known as
Shushan Purim, since fighting in the
walled city of Shushan continued
through the 14th day of Adar.Today,
only Jerusalem and a few other cities
celebrate Purim on the 15th of Adar.