29/05/14 21:51 Filed in: Omer
A day to revisit, one last time, the Inner Balance which is Tiferet
How do we encounter Inner Balance and Harmony in the world that is manifested to us? Read More...
22/05/14 21:07 Filed in: Omer
One of the great joys of Jewish religious life and culture is having the opportunity to study texts together. It’s not just an academic learning experience or an intellectual exercise. It is also an act of worship/reverence and a deeply authentic community-building experience. Studying our texts links us to each other, to divinity, and to Jews of generations past, who puzzled over the same texts as those we explore today. Read More...
15/05/14 14:40 Filed in: Omer
Our combination of Sefirot
today, on this 31st day of counting, is the Tiferet
, the inner balance in beauty/multiplicity. How might we understand this? Read More...
08/05/14 13:13 Filed in: Omer
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
! Read More...
05/05/14 15:10 Filed in: Omer
So here we are: standing on the threshold of the last day of Omer Week 3 - the 21st day, Malkhut
. Read More...
04/05/14 21:56 Filed in: Omer
Referring to the diagram, you'll see that, taking the "Yesod
" as endpoints of a line, this combination of Sefirot
defines the midline of the body, from the pelvis/genitals to the heart. Read More...
03/05/14 20:48 Filed in: Omer
Tomorrow, May 4, 2014, will be the 19th day of the Counting of the Omer. But before we get to talking about the themes for the day, let's spend a moment catching up with some of the things that we missed while I was away. Read More...
24/04/14 17:10 Filed in: Omer
I enjoy having a smart phone, but sometimes I think it is incredibly enslaving! I'm talking about "the tyranny of over-connectedness" and the constant interruption and distraction that our availability to others – via text, email, Facebook and so forth – has created. And yet… Read More...
17/04/14 14:21 Filed in: Omer
How do you know when to push? How do you know when to "let go and let God," as the 12-Step Traditions teach? Read More...