Day 2 - Gevurah Sh’b Chesed: Discernment within Love

Today is the second day of the Omer

Defining the path

Creating practices that guide us

in giving and receiving the Divine love

that flows through us and all the world


Practice for today:

Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation

We say this prayer for ourselves and others. Begin with yourself.

Then pray — one at a time — for nine more people, making a minyan of blessing.

May I (you) be blessed with love,

May I (you) be blessed with peace,

May I (you) be blessed with well being.


With all my heart I seek the One. (Psalm 119:10)


The Omer teachings you see here and can receive as nightly email reminders by signing up for our mailing list, are taken from Rabbi Yael Levy's Omer guide, Journey through the Wilderness, which is available as a whole in print or as an ebook.

The daily teachings begin Saturday April 20, 2019, and continue to Shavuot, June 8. Also this year, for the first time, A Way In is offering the opportunity to count together one night a week on Zoom, guided live on video by Rabbi Yael Levy. Every Monday evening at 8PM Rabbi Yael will offer a teaching about the week and the day of the Omer, and we will stand together and count the new day. Counting together strengthens and helps inspire our experience and practice. Go to instructions for connecting with Zoom.

The practice as well as Rabbi Yael were featured in a 2015 New York Times article.

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