Day 37 of the Omer

37
Gevurah b’Yesod
Boundaried Strength within Foundation / Connection

Tonight (Sunday night) we begin the day of boundaries and strength within the week of foundation and connection.

Yesod can be understood as a bridge: between our thoughts and the world in which we enact those thoughts, between one person and the next. This week I ask, am I doing everything I can to be a bridge between people, between different understandings of the world, between one community and another?

Today I ask, how are my good boundaries helping me to be a bridge?

This is the thirty-seventh step toward Shavuot and Sinai.


As I count the Omer, let my counting create a tikkun, a healing, between transcendence and immanence, God far above and God deep within.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, אֱלֹהֵינוּ רוּחַ הַעולָם, אָשֶר קִדשָנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָנוּ אַל סְפִירַת הַעמֶר.

Baruch atah, Adonai, eloheinu ruach ha’olam, asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al sfirat ha-omer.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, breath of life, who makes us holy with mitzvot and gives us this opportunity to count the Omer.

Today is thirty-seven days, which are five weeks and two days, of the Omer!

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