A Calendar Like You Never Saw Before
Our friend Jorian just brought us a copy of his hot-off-the-presses Hebrew Circle Calendar, and I was really blown away by the rare quality of the printing and art (created by 13 artists) as well as by the circle calendar concept–reminding us that the Jewish year is a spiral. That means that every year through repeating the holiday cycle we are, simultaneously, ascending spiritually, month by month and year by year.
Not only are the calendar’s illustrations for each month shaped like a circle (I’ve included my favorites below to give you a taste) but the dates are as well, with Shabbat at the center of the circle. It’s hard to explain, but you can click here to see the brilliant design.
This calendar will be hanging in my kitchen this year, cause in 5777 (and beyond) I want to remember two things:
1. The Jewish calendar is wonderful and often very demanding for the JewishMOM. And all my hard work going through this annual cycle is carrying me higher and higher spiritually.
2. Shabbat (which is also wonderful and often very demanding for the JewishMOM) should (as it is in this calendar) be the center of my week, spreading it’s holy glow to Sunday-Friday as well.