Today is the fourteenth day – two weeks of the Omer.

Dancing. Be like a dancer, for you are constantly judged by the rhythm of three small steps – when you step forward, when you step back and when you hold your ground.

And like a dancer who must be watched, who needs to perform, and must make motion out of music, you are driven. You seem to have no other choice than to respond to some internal source of urgency. You see what is and you see what could be, and so your natural tendency is to make it happen. The vision is so clear, at least to you. A voice within whispers, “Get it done, it must be done.” So you are driven, and much of your time is spent driving others.

There is urgency to your work. And yet, sometimes you need patience. 

Rabbi Karyn Kedar, The Seven Paradoxes of Inspirational Leadership

 

Baruch Ata Adonai Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-olam a-sher ke-d-sha-nu b- mitz-vo-tav, v-tzi-va-nu al s-fi-rat ha-omer.

Praised be you Adonai our God who rules the Universe instilling within us the holiness of mitzvot by commanding us to count the Omer. Today is the fourteenth day – two weeks of the Omer.