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Shabbat ha Malkah.
Shabbat ha Menucha.
Queen. State of Rest. These things are Shabbat.
a Jewitch, I began ritually invoking Shabbat as a priestess
years ago. It is an entirely solitary ritual, small, personal
and intensme. I use the tools of traditional Shabbat - the
wine, the kiddush cup, the candles, the covered eyes, the spice
braided candle, the songs. And I use tools of my witchcraft.
her with the honeybee. I'm not entirely sure why. Perhaps
it's the tradition of eating apples dipped in honey on Rosh Hashona. She
is the Bride of God. She is the people of Israel. As a
hive of bees is one entity and many, so is Shabbat. She the
Melissa Oringer, 1998-2001, All rights reserved