Counting of the Omer: 17th Day

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  • Monday | May 2, 2022
  • 7:00 pm

We have all known times like this.
In-between times.
A time between a life that is familiar and a new life still unknown.
An unformed time.
Perhaps it was a time when we left behind a person, a place, a job, a way of life that we loved,
or that was at least familiar.
Perhaps a time when we lost someone to circumstances beyond our control.
A wilderness time.
We have all known times like this.

(From “Invoking the Omer” by Susan Rothbaum).

 

This is the time of the omer. On our journey from Pesach’s freedom to Shavuot’s purpose, we count the Omer together:
 

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָֽׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו, וְצִוָּֽנוּ עַל סְפִירַת הָעֹֽמֶר.

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha-olam asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav vitzivanu al s’firat ha-omer.

Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Ruler of the universe, who sanctifies us with mitzvot, and commands us concerning the counting of the Omer.

Tonight begins the 17th day, which is 2 weeks and 3 days, of the Omer.
 
Join us for our counting of the Omer, in person and on social media, throughout the journey from Pesach’s freedom to Shavuot’s purpose.  Submit a favorite Jewish text for our daily intention to clergyoffice@rodephshalom.org.
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