Sunday, April 24, 2016

Count Up: The Omer

Countdown:
three
two
one
blastoff!
Taking one away
as we move
forward.

Counting up,
we add:
plus one
plus two
plus three
building
increasing
improving
growing

Filling our lives
our hearts
our selves
with the blessing

of Torah.


The second day of Pesach begins the Counting of the Omer, the period between Passover and Shavuot, a 49 day period.

The period between these two holidays represents the journey between them - from the Exodus from Egypt (celebrated on Passover) to the Revelation at Sinai (celebrated on Shavuot). Receiving the Torah isn't something that can just be done at the drop of a hat, it takes preparation and work. The period of the Omer gives us that time to reflect and consider, to pay attention to each and every day, and to literally "count up" until the Torah comes into our lives.

1 comment:

Batya Medad said...

nice post
chag sameach