Week of Gevurah: Strength and Vulnerability

I saw a male owl in the woods this morning sitting silently on a small tree branch.  Someone told those of us gathered that he was guarding the nest of his mate who was on a tree close by. 

What a wonderful gift to receive on this twelfth day of the Omer—Hod sh’b Gevurah—glory within strength: the vulnerable nest; the strong trees; the vigilant owl.

May we honor each other’s strengths and vulnerabilities.

May we all have the strength to be vulnerable.

And may our vulnerabilities make us strong.

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This second week of the Omer, we invite gifts in honor of those who have helped us through a difficult time, those whose guidance and presence have held and supported us.

We invite gifts in recognition of our inner strength and the capacity to be present.

You have been my refuge, a tower of strength.

(Psalm 61:4)

- Rabbi Yael Levy