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Sixth & I

The Red Tent: Revisited

For women in their 20s and 30s

Jan 15, 2015 • 7:00 pm ET
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Given Anita Diamant’s January 13th appearance at Sixth & I, we’re revisiting the themes within her first work of fiction, The Red Tent, a novel that reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood.

Menstrual  joy? Sounds crazy, right? The time surrounding your period can be painful, annoying, messy and full of emotions, mostly negative. If you could do away with your period without consequences, you might.

In this lively discussion, we’ll talk about how to reframe your moon cycle by improving your mind body connections. Explore new rituals around your sacred flow and take the space to understand how the modern social constructions of this holy time shape how you experience it. Make your period about feeling healthy and joyful.

Sara Shalva is a Jewish educator and nonprofit consultant who has taught at various Jewish communal gatherings including Tribefest, Hillel Institute, MASA Leadership Summit, Limmud NY, UK and Boston. She is also a full-time Bikram Yoga teacher.

Finally, in the ninth month after Jacob’s arrival Rachel bled her first blood, and cried with relief…The women sang all the welcoming songs to her while Rachel ate date honey and fine wheat-flour cake….She was full of joy and anticipation, lazing in the tent for three days….during those hours, she was more relaxed and generous than anyone could remember her.
The Red Tent, Anita Diamant

Made possible by the generosity of The Lerner Family Foundation
Lerner Cohen Tanenbaum families

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