Forty-six days of the Omer 5777

Today is forty-six days, which is six weeks and four days, of the Omer. Netzach of Shechinah, Eternal Indwelling of the Divine.

I can think of no better description of Shabbat. Eternal Indwelling of the Divine.

So often, people tell me they don’t believe in God. My simple answer is “I probably don’t believe in that god either.” (Which, like many things, I learned from Rabbi Mordecai Finley.)

Let’s set aside theological debates and focus on commonality. The Good, the spark of mystery that creates consciousness, your soul — all of these thing connect you to The Cause of Being, to other humans, and to the universe. That is the Eternal Indwelling of the Divine.

And every week, like clockwork, we have another opportunity to sink into eternity. To separate ourselves from material reality and reconnect with our own souls and the souls that surround us.

This is an incredible journey. I have never made it this far in the daily mitzvah of counting the Omer. Thank you for spending part of your day reflecting with me on the depths within us. May today bring you a glimpse of the Eternal Indwelling of the Divine that calls out from your depths.

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