I have become accustom to these early mornings. Let me just say that the window in my study, large and accommodating, faces east and at this moment I am washed completely and joyfully with the sacred light of an orange dawn.
And let me say, that my greatest love, my most sacred work, is to be a testifying witness. To observe and experience to the power and beauty in life and then to shout, sing and whisper reality as I have seen it to all who care to hear. Indeed, this may be the very meaning and purpose of my life. To be an announcing tool, a shofar of raw and eerie sounds declaring that we are in the eternal presence of something grand.
Rabbi Karyn Kedar
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 thirty-sixth day – five weeks and one day of the Omer.