43rd Day of the Omer

28 Iyar
43rd Day of the Omer
Yom Yerushalayim

We count seven weeks of the Omer. This seventh week let us learn to pray. To ask for help and guidance. To offer gratitude for the life we live and for the human capacity to grow and evolve.

Sometimes our power lies within our ability to let go of our delusions of control. By offering a prayer we confess the boundaries of our power to know and to understand everything. Through prayer we find the strength to decide, to change. Within our prayers we sense the inner stirring of discernment, and we find the guidance to choose well. Within our prayers we find the light of hope and the imagination to dream. Within our prayers we find the courage to sustain our path when doubt casts a shadow. Through prayer we find faith. When we pray, we partner with some invisible force that leads us toward our destiny, to the freedoms we so desire. Prayer is a conversation with the invisible. It expands the reality in which we live and bids us to imagine holiness, eternity, love, goodness and beauty.

Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar, from 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-third day – six weeks and one day of the Omer.