Twenty-seven days of the Omer 5777

Today is twenty-seven days, which is three weeks and six days, of the Omer. Yesod of Netzach. Bonding of Eternal.

You must cleave to the eternal truth within you. Without bonding, the eternal become ephemeral.

Have you resolved to move in a new direction? Take one concrete step today to begin the change. Is there a person or community that is particularly meaningful to you? Commit yourself with a material action to express your spiritual attachment.

Meditating on Netzach, and reading the JPS Commentary on the Book of Ruth,[1] has reminded me how incredibly lucky I am to have had the courage to cleave to my bashert, my soulmate. He created the space for me to grow into myself, he provides the material security that allows me to go to rabbinical school while raising two young children, and he is the embodiment of Chesed.

My prayer is that we can each hear the Divine voice calling us to dig into ourselves, to dig through ourselves, and to bond to the eternal wisdom within.


[1]Traditionally, the Book of Ruth is read during Shavuot, the holiday that comes after the counting of the Omer. I am reading this commentary for a course on the Hebrew Bible.

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