Today is the forty-fourth day – six weeks and two days of the Omer.

All my life I have fought for three things: the freedom to think creatively, the trust to love completely, the courage to heal what is broken. All I can say is that after so many years, I am still so very far from myself.

Find the way to live beyond the boundaries. Because within the need. We cling to the weight of our lives, thinking that it saves us, grounds us, keeps us from drifting too far from our past. But drift we must, if what holds us keeps us down.

Rabbi Karyn Kedar, Omer: A Counting

 

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 forty-fourth day – six weeks and two days of the Omer.