5th Day of the Omer

20 Nisan
5th Day of the Omer

There is a moment in time when
you see a flash of light, or feel a slight wisp of wind
or notice a momentary pause
as if the world is holding its breath.

And then suddenly, at that moment, your life comes into focus.
And it is that very moment in time
that beckons you to take a turn in the road
And step on a path that leads you
to the truth of who you are.

And in the moment, in the light, in the whisper of wind, in the pause,
you have a choice that can change your life forever.
You can choose to live.
To really live
or to simply get along,

Choose to live.

The Bridge to Forgiveness: Stories and Prayers for Finding God and Restoring Wholeness
by 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 fifth day of the Omer.