Splendor and Humility within Connection
Tonight (Wednesday night) we begin the day of splendor and humility within connection and foundation.
How are our connections with our roots humble, and how are they splendid? How can we live out this quality of humble splendor in our connections with one another today?
This is the 40th step on our journey toward Sinai, toward revelation, toward Shavuot.
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 forty days, which are five weeks and five days, of the Omer!