Week of Yesod: Foundation, Connection

Truth springs from the earth (Psalm 85:12 )

As we welcome the week of Yesod, Foundation Connection, let us honor the wisdom that rises from the natural world, the wisdom of the trees, rivers, mountains, deserts and seas. Let us listen to the call of the birds and notice the animals we encounter.

As we walk through our days, let us give thanks to the very ground on which we stand.

May Yesod also bring to awareness our teachers, those who have helped to build the foundations from which we grow. Let us honor the ancestors whose lives have created ours.

May our practices this week include honoring the earth by calling our representatives, urging them to support a Green New Deal.

May the mountains lift up well being,

And the hills call forth justice. (Psalm 72:3)

Most of 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.

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.

Please note, Rabbi Yael is currently traveling and will be back to lead the Omer Zoom call for the week of Yesod which will be on Thursday May 30th  (there will be no call on Monday, May 27th).

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

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