Week 5 Day 7: Malchut sheh b-Hod

 After sundown on Monday, April 29 we recite: (Traditional) Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu melech ha-olam asher kid’shanu b-mitz’votav v-tzivanu ahl s’firat ha-omer.  (Feminized) Aht brucha Shechina eloheynu chey ha-olamim asher kidash’tanu b-mitz’voteyha v-tziv’tanu ahl s’firat ha-omer. We bless the Source of time and space that summons us to holy action and instructs us on the […]

Week 5 Day 6: Yesod sheh b-Hod

 After sundown on Sunday, April 28 we recite: (Traditional) Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu melech ha-olam asher kid’shanu b-mitz’votav v-tzivanu ahl s’firat ha-omer.  (Feminized) Aht brucha Shechina eloheynu chey ha-olamim asher kidash’tanu b-mitz’voteyha v-tziv’tanu ahl s’firat ha-omer. We bless the Source of time and space that summons us to holy action and instructs us on the […]

Week 5 Day 5: Hod sheh b-Hod

 After sundown on Saturday, April 27 we recite: (Traditional) Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu melech ha-olam asher kid’shanu b-mitz’votav v-tzivanu ahl s’firat ha-omer.  (Feminized) Aht brucha Shechina eloheynu chey ha-olamim asher kidash’tanu b-mitz’voteyha v-tziv’tanu ahl s’firat ha-omer. We bless the Source of time and space that summons us to holy action and instructs us on the […]

Week 5 Day 4: Netzach sheh b-Hod

 After sundown on Friday, April 26 we recite: (Traditional) Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu melech ha-olam asher kid’shanu b-mitz’votav v-tzivanu ahl s’firat ha-omer.  (Feminized) Aht brucha Shechina eloheynu chey ha-olamim asher kidash’tanu b-mitz’voteyha v-tziv’tanu ahl s’firat ha-omer. We bless the Source of time and space that summons us to holy action and instructs us on the […]

Week 5 Day 3: Tiferet sheh b-Hod

 After sundown on Thursday, April 25 we recite: (Traditional) Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu melech ha-olam asher kid’shanu b-mitz’votav v-tzivanu ahl s’firat ha-omer.  (Feminized) Aht brucha Shechina eloheynu chey ha-olamim asher kidash’tanu b-mitz’voteyha v-tziv’tanu ahl s’firat ha-omer. We bless the Source of time and space that summons us to holy action and instructs us on the […]

Week 5 Day 2: Gevurah sheh b-Hod

 After sundown on Wednesday, April 24th we recite: (Traditional) Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu melech ha-olam asher kid’shanu b-mitz’votav v-tzivanu ahl s’firat ha-omer.  (Feminized) Aht brucha Shechina eloheynu chey ha-olamim asher kidash’tanu b-mitz’voteyha v-tziv’tanu ahl s’firat ha-omer. We bless the Source of time and space that summons us to holy action and instructs us on the […]

Week 5 Day 1: Introduction and Chesed sheh b-Hod

After sundown on Tuesday, April 23 we recite:     (Traditional) Baruch ata Adonai Eloheynu melech ha-olam asher kid’shanu b-mitz’votav v-tzivanu ahl s’firat ha-omer.   (Feminized) Aht brucha Shechina eloheynu chey ha-olamim asher kidash’tanu b-mitz’voteyha v-tziv’tanu ahl s’firat ha-omer. We bless the Source of time and space that summons us to holy action and instructs us […]

Counting the Omer: Hod

Hod holds many attributes, often described as splendor, majesty, glory, grandeur, vigor, and more. Last year, my friend Rabbi Ezra Weinberg wrote about the aspect of hod that has to do with “submission.” He opened up a whole new world of “hod” for me that I want to explore as we count the omer this […]

Talking to our Kids About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – A Message and Invitation from Rabbi Dev

How do we talk to our kids about Israel/Palestine?  One of the most challenging things I face as a rabbi, an educator and a parent is finding developmentally appropriate ways to ease our kids into the morally complicated, historically intricate, sometimes inspiring and often heartbreaking landscape of the Jewish national project in Israel/Palestine and the […]

Rabbi David’s Letter to Kitah Hey & Kitah Vav for Yom Shalom / Youm Salaam

R. David Letter 2012 Atzmaut Nakba Celebration & Tragedy, Atzma’ut and Nakbafrom Rabbi David Dear Kittah Hey and Kittah Vav, I am writing you a letter about Israel and Palestine that is more than about that. It’s about one ofthe most difficult things to carry in one’s head: holding two things in your mind that […]