Day 6 of the Omer

6
Yesod b’Chesed
Foundation / Connection within Lovingkindness

The sixth day of the Omer is the day of yesod she’b’chesed, foundation and connection within
lovingkindness.

Yesod is the aspect of God which has to do with foundation, solidity, building something in a way which will last. If a building has a poor foundation, it will crumble. Can you think of a time in your life when lovingkindness was grounded and rooted in something solid and real?

How can you give your lovingkindness a solid foundation? This is the sixth step toward Shavuot, toward revelation, toward 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 the sixth day of the Omer!

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