Netzach

Day 46, May 31: The Netzach in Malkhut

Years ago, I performed a wedding for a remarkable, young couple. Out of respect for their privacy, I will leave out any overtly identifiable elements to their story. But I will say that in many respects, their wedding day reminded me of the reality of Netzach: not only in the sense of Persistence/Endurance in which we've been using it here, but also in the sense of its related, Hebrew word, nitzachon, or "victory."
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Day 39, May 24: The Netzach in Yesod

Day 39 of the Omer today (Shabbat)... hard to believe that in 11 days we'll be at Shavu'ot itself.

Our language and psyches often embrace the pervasive metaphor of life as a journey. We dip into the metaphor so often that we don't even realize it; it is embedded in so many common expressions: "I'm at a crossroads." "I've reached a milestone." "I don't know which way to turn." "I'm off the beaten path." "It's time for a course correction."

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Day 35, May 20: The Malkhut in Hod

Day 35, five weeks into the Omer and counting... the Malkhut in Hod.

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Day 32, May 17: The Netzach in Hod

A few years ago, here in Austin, I saw a piece of advertising for a local yoga studio that was so unintentionally funny that it made me chuckle out loud. Underneath a photo of a rather “buffed up” individual in a spandex yoga outfit, the caption read, “I've made faster progress in my yoga practice at GruntNSweat Yoga than I ever did at my old yoga studio!" As if the fastest possible "progress" - rather than learning to pay attention, in each moment, to one’s body - were the point of yoga!

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Day 28, May 13: The Malkhut in Netzach

Amazing: this is the last day of Netzach’s week - Day 28 of the Omer. Today we contemplate and seek to embody the Malkhut in Netzach.

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Day 27, May 12 The Yesod in Netzach

What is the "The Foundation in Endurance?"

We have already explored this week of the Omer how inner balance (Tiferet) and lovingkindness (Hesed) might play their role in endurance/eternity. What about Foundation (Yesod)?

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Day 25, May 10: The Netzach in Netzach

Trying to wrap my brain around what the Netzach in Netzach -- the Endurance in Endurance, or perhaps, "the Eternity in Eternity" might mean, reminds of a thought that popped into my head back when I worked on the Long Island suburbs, 20 + years ago.blogEntryTopper Read More...
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Day 24, May 9: The Tiferet in Netzach

One of the factors that makes the interpretation of the qualities of each day of the Omer so interesting and rich is that each of the Sefirot, taken on its own, has a range of meanings. So, as the rabbis of the Talmudic period liked to say, ‘al achat kama v’chamah, how much the more so, are there even greater interpretive possibilities when we are dealing with pairs of Sefirot!

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Day 23, May 8: The Gevurah in Netzach

Hello, Everyone,
First of all, I wanted to tell you about a cool, little, technical feature of the "Disqus" blog commenting system that omerblog uses.
When you respond to someone else's post, you can set things up so that the person to whom you have responded will receive an e-mail notifying them of that fact. It's pretty easy to do.
Just type an “@” followed immediately by the person's username. (You can tell that you did it correctly because it will highlight in gray.) That's all there is to it. And once you have actually put up your post, you and others can click on the person's highlighted name and a pop-up window will appear showing you all of their activities on omerblog. Pretty spiffy, don't you think? Happy
Now, on to weightier matters…

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Day 22, May 7: The Hesed in Netzach

It is difficult to believe, once again, that we are entering a new week of the Omer count this evening of May 6th - Week 4!blogEntryTopper Read More...
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Day 11, April 26: The Netzach in Gevurah

Sometimes, I will be talking to the parent of a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah student who is struggling to maintain his or her spirits over the long haul of learning all of the Hebrew necessary to lead the service and read from the Torah and Haftarah on the Shabbat morning of their celebration. blogEntryTopper Read More...
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Day 4, April 19: The Netzach in Hesed

Today we contemplate the endurance of love over time...

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