Red Tent Secrets from your Grandmother

- “Why can't I go to the Red Tent too? Why can Mayra and Shelly go, and not me? It's not fair!” At 5 or 6 years of age you weren't very patient, and you demanded an answer. You couldn't understand how come your grandmother, who told you about Moon Magic and about being a [...]

Women or Menstruators

I like reading all comments on my social media posts. Two of my recent posts gave rise to many passionate comments that span a full spectrum of opposite convictions. These comments came in response to two different posts: the first wove stories a grandmother might tell a 5-6 years old girl, beginning with: 'I am a [...]

Are you Lunar or Solar?

Our Wombs cycle with the Moon. Yet there is Yang within Yin, and Yin within Yang. Lets begin by embracing our Lunar nature as menstruators, and then look for the hidden Solar within us. Lets discover our respective gifts as they enrich us internally, and bring Balance to the Whole. Menstruators are Lunar: expressing and [...]

If Grandmother Told you Moon Secrets

“I wonder when Grandma will tell me about the Magic of the Moon, like she promised” you ask yourself. At 5 or 6 years of age -- you see Magic all around you, and you can't wait! As dusk settles-in, you spot the Moon up in the sky. “Granny, granny,” you call running to her, [...]

Imagine Hearing Womb Secrets as a Girl

Imagine yourself as a young girl of five or six years old. Your mother calls you to come to her special place by the alter, asking you to bring your favorite dolls with you. Your Grandmother is already there, together with your two aunts, your older sister, and your three girl cousins. Your Grandmother invites [...]

MoonTime Wisdom from Ethiopia

Yuvi Tashome was born in a small village in Ethiopia. She left with her family when she was 6 years old, as part of the mass migration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel, but she remembers the village ways, and especially the ways of the women... (* see my video interview with Yuvi at the bottom [...]

In praise of our Womb

In Hebrew, the words WOMB and COMPASSION come form the same root: R.H.M. while in Aramaic, WOMB and LOVE are the Same Word: Rahimu! In English, on the other hand, the word WOMB, is traced by Wiktionary as coming “From Middle English wombe, wambe, from Old English womb, wamb (“belly, stomach; bowels; heart; womb; hollow”), from [...]

Peace with my Past

I spent my childhood in Israel embarrassed by my Romanian roots. Recently, my book for girls 'A Diva's Guide To Getting Your Period'  was translated into Romanian. I have come a full circle, and it's time to make peace with my past. I was born in Bucharest and immigrated with my family to Israel when I was [...]

What does Academy has to do with the Red Tent?

Good question! The word 'Academy' always brings to mind research, studiousness, and, yes, an air of a traditional male-based ivory tower. We can trace the Academy origins back to “Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom” If Academy was the original school of philosophy, we need to remember that Philosophy [...]

Menstrual Offering 2020

* Spanish translation follows English May 22, 2020 marks the First International Menstrual Offering Day, birthed in Mexico by Jimena Chalchi and Ana Gabriela Robles from CycleBloom, and the Red Tent Movement in Mexico. Behind this exciting initiative there is an evolving story! A story about the surprising ways in which things grow - in [...]