This is the week of Gevurah: strength, judgment, restraint.
We show Gevurah when we respect our own limits and uphold limits on others, when we have compassion, when we endure in spite of pain and act to recognize and relieve the pain of others.
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.
Here is Karen Levine’s Omer counting website: https://count.omerjourney.net You can subscribe to receive the daily count in your inbox.
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