Day 14 - Shechina Sh’b Gevurah: Majesty within Strength

Today is the fourteenth day of the Omer.

We are all channels for the holy, here to be of service.

Our lives are our offerings.

May we serve with humility and strength.

Practice for today:

We ask ourselves,

In what ways do I need to be more rigorous with myself?

In what ways do I need to be more gentle?

What are the practices and rituals that guide and sustain me?

From the mystery, the Holy One gazes upon us to see if there is someone who has the good sense to seek God in all. (Psalm 14:2)

Rabbi Yael Levy


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 started on Tuesday, April 11 and continue to Shavuot, May 29. A Way In also invites you to join us for our annual retreat in the high desert of New Mexico for the last days of the Counting.

The practice as well as Rabbi Yael were featured recently on the Chai Haven Show on New Haven Independent radio, as well as in a 2015 New York Times article.

Each week of the Omer is associated with one of seven sefirot, manifestations of Divine attributes, that the Kabbalists associated with each week between Pesach and Shavuot.

As part of your Omer practice, please consider making a donation in conjunction with a week of the Omer (and its attribute) that resonates for you. If you wish to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone, we will let them know of your gift with an inspirational card.


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