Count the Omer

WEEK SEVEN

This is the week of Malchut: majesty, dignity, nobility, leadership
Malchut is the culmination of all the qualities of the previous weeks. When everything is in balance we know our place in the world, we have independence and confidence, we have connection and love. We model in our own lives the way we want to see all people treated, we use our strength to repair the world. We are like Ruth, whose story is read at Shavuot, when we act with love and compassion. We are like Esther when we use our privilege to serve.

 

PLEASE JOIN US for Shavuot

Sunday, May 16, 7:00-9:00pm for Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: Torah teachings
Monday, May 17, 10:00am Shavuot service with Yizkor

 

Additional Resources

APP
If you would like to follow the count, there’s an app:
http://www.neohasid.org/omer/apps/ Rabbi David Seidenberg’s page with links to his app. You can set the app to send an alert every evening. It includes the blessing and a daily quote.

WEBSITES
Here is Karen Levine’s Omer counting website: https://count.omerjourney.net You can subscribe to receive the daily count in your inbox.

BOOKS
Rabbi Jill Hammer’s book “Omer Counter of Biblical Women” and Rabbi Simon Jacobson’s “Spiritual Guide to the Counting of the Omer.”

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat’s book “Toward Sinai: Omer Poems” is a beautiful accompaniment to counting. Here’s the link: https://velveteenrabbi.com/2016/03/28/toward-sinai/

NEW THIS YEAR
Color the Omer https://yourbayit.org/bayit-publishing/color-the-omer/

— Collected by Rabbi Ellen K. Triebwasser