Day 42 - Shechina Sh’b Yesod: Source within Foundation

Like a deer yearns for brooks and streams,

my soul yearns for the Mystery.

My soul thirsts for the Source of All,

for the Source of all Life.

(Psalm 42: 2-3)

The seeds of creativity, the sparks of clarity

Vision, insight and wisdom arising

We give thanks for all we have learned

And pray to bring the blessings forward.


Practice for today:

Take time to reflect on the experiences that have shaped you, the people that support you and the values that you stand on.

We ask ourselves:

What are my sacred values? Where are my roots planted?

Who are my teachers? What wisdom do I hope to pass on?


Offer this prayer for yourself and places in the world that need healing:

Sim shalom, tova, uvracha, chayim, chen, v’chesed, v’rachamim aleynu

Place upon us peace, well-being, blessing, life, grace, love and compassion.



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.

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 nspire our experience and practice. 
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This year A Way In also offers a onetime Omer class, "Looking toward Sinai," with Rabbi Yael Levy in Philadelphia and via livestream on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7-8:30PM EST. The class is free and there is no pre-registration required. Go to Calendar for more information.

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

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