Week 4 - Week of Netzach: Endurance, Vision, Eternity
What is it that calls us
To lift our eyes
And see an expanse of possibilities?
To believe, to trust, to imagine that
We can–and must–step into the river
And change its course?
Netzach reveals what our souls know:
Everything is connected,
Woven together with all life,
We are here for our short time
And everything we do matters.
Our choices, actions and devotion
Continue to create the world.
In this moment in our lives, in the life of our country and our world,
Let us not be fooled into thinking there is nothing we can do.
Everything we do matters.
Every moment of connection creates strength.
Every act of kindness, compassion and generosity endures.
In the words of the psalmist, Let us act with justice grounded in deep faith. (Psalm 119:138)
And let us remember that Love extends beyond time and space. Love is forever. (Psalm 118:1)
Let this be a week in which we practice radical kindness. In our encounters each day, let us move slowly and pause long enough to discern: How can I act with generosity in this moment? What is the compassionate and loving response?
—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 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.