13th Day of the Omer
How I long to live these words, the elevated life, above the pettiness. Take me away from pettiness:
Bless me. My spirit
With tenderness instead of might!
To own smiles instead of words
and always bring light to the world
tenderness, you ineffable name of God,
be my image of God.
Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Ineffable Name of God
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 thirteenth day – a week and six days of the Omer.