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Thurs, May 2 – Wed, May 8, 2019

If you wish follow the Counting of the Omer, there are two resources available for you.  The first was written by Max Amichai Heppner – or second, you may choose the more conservative version written by Rabbi Simon Jacobson

Thursday, May 2, 2019 – 27 Nisan 5779 – Yom HaShoah – Omer day 12 

Ahare Mot:  Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30

This day is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.

The time for human sacrifice is over.  Too many generations and too much negative energy were given over to the sacrifices of the past.  It is time to release the lambs of God and to extinguish the fires of destruction.  (Strength, p. 159)

Friday, May 3, 2019 – 28 Nisan 5779 – Omer day 13

Ahare Mot:  Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30

The Lord speaks to Moses regarding sexual conduct and the laws of sexual morality.

Receive your own body, honor your own sexuality, and open to God as a partner, lover, and friend.  In the process, you touch a part of humanity that commingles with the benevolent energies of a loving God and creates ecstatic, joyous, living.  (Creativity, p. 275)

Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 29 Nisan 5779 – Omer day 14

Ahare Mot:  Leviticus 16:1 – 18:30

In the personal inner sanctuary of your body, you have all the parts necessary for touching God, nourishing your soul, maintaining a healthy, non-attached ego, and living a glorious life.  (Glory, p. 251)

Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 30 Nisan 5779 – Omer day 15

Kedoshim:  Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27

“You are holy; for I, YHVH, your God, am holy.”

You are holy regardless of what you think, say, or do.  You are holy because you are born of God.  (Intention, p. 52)

Monday, May 6, 2019 – 1 Iyar 5779 – Omer day 16

Kedoshim:  Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27

Open your mind, free your brain, and regard the smallest most trivial actions as though they were both the means and the goals by which you and God derive pleasure from each other.  (Glory, p. 257)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – 2 Iyar 5779 – Omer day 17

Kedoshim:  Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27

God tells Moses to speak to the congregation about essential laws to keep them holy, including to keep the sabbath.

What religions have long recognized is the need for individual and communal pattern making and pattern changing.  Throughout the year, there is the ongoing weekly pattern of stopping and re-creating time in the Sabbath.  (Understanding, p. 95)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – 3 Iyar 5779 – Omer day 18

Kedoshim:  Leviticus 19:1 – 20:27

God tells Moses to speak to the Israelites, saying “I have set you apart from other peoples to be Mine.”

God’s love is not exclusive.  This love does not discriminate between peoples, traditions, cultures, or even religions.  God’s love is inclusive of all creation, in all time, in every way.  For all is in God, and God is in everything and everyone.  (Compassion, p. 119)

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