erika davis is a washington state-based writer, blogger and jewish diversity advocate. For almost 8 years she recorded her journey to judaism in her popular blog, Black Gay and Jewish. Today she blogs about her life in the PNW and occasionally writes in third person

New Books

New Books

Jews are often called "the people of the book", I think calling us people with books would be far more accurate. We have a lot of books; fiction, psychology, autobiographies, birth books and Jewish books. I personally own multiple siddurim and today I gained a new one, Siddur HaKohanot: A Hebrew Priestess Prayerbook. I've had my eye on this siddur for a while, but I was inspired to finally purchase it after spending a lot of time with my Rosh Chodesh group.

For folks who don't know, Rosh Chodesh is the new moon celebration that marks a new Hebrew month. Traditionally it's a time for Jews who identify as women (and others, I'm sure) to gather with one another for ritual, singing and prayer. The once upon a time Wiccan in me immediately loved this concept and as I start to slough off my layers of NYC hardness I've been trying to get back in touch with the parts of me that love ritual that is closer to the earth than it is to the idea of a man-G-d. 

Mir veln zey iberlebn!

Mir veln zey iberlebn!

Shabbat HaGadol

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