Day 24 - Tiferet Sh’b Netzach: Beauty that Endures
Today is the twenty-fourth day of the Omer.
Tiferet Sh’b Netzach: Beauty that Endures
The earth and all that is, is filled with Divine presence. (Psalm 24:1)
Beauty abounds. At times we can feel ourselves filled and surrounded
by splendor. Other times all we can see is brokenness and pain.
It is our responsibility to search out, notice and create beauty.
And it is our responsibility to allow the beauty to inspire our empathy
and encourage our acts of connection and love.
Practice for today:
Notice the beauty of nature and the beauty created by human hands.
Notice what it feels like in your body to be with something beautiful.
Name for yourself a way you bring beauty into this world.
Who ascends the high places?
Who stands in holiness?
Those with open hands and pure hearts,
all who seek the presence.
- 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.