Day 20 - Yesod Sh’b Tiferet: Connection within the Heart

Today is the twentieth day of the Omer.

Yesod Sh’b Tiferet: Connection within the Heart


The Mystery brings transformation.

The One answers us in the moment we call.

(Psalm 20:10)


The wellspring rises from deep within the Mystery, filling the heart

with truths. Sometimes these truths are welcome and easy to contain,

sometimes they are painful and cause a shattering.


There is great strength to be found in opening to whatever is coming



Practice for today:

We ask ourselves:

What am I meant to learn, to discover?

What truths do I need to integrate?

We pray for ourselves and nine others:


May my (our) gifts be remembered.

May my (our) offerings be received.

May my (our) heart’s yearning be granted.

May my (our) clearest intentions be fulfilled.

(Psalm 20:4-5)

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 8:30PM EST Rabbi Yael offers a teaching about the week and the day of the Omer, and we 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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