Day 11 (one week and 4 days) : Netzach in Gevurah, Endurance in Discipline
This Shabbat, the fourth and fifth graders in the Hebrew school at the synagogue where I work put on a Kashrut skit. They learned about Kashrut in class, decided together how they wanted to present about it, and wrote the skit themselves. Very appropriate for this Omer day!
Blessing: kids being cute, doing things I enjoy for work
Quoting myself from last year (word for word), because I like what I said…
Day 12 (one week and 5 days) : Hod in Gevurah, Humility in Discipline
When people “discipline” others without humility/humbleness, that is when we run into situations when one thinks he or she is better than another. Tonight marks Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Holocaust was borne from arrogance, judgement, baseless hatred, and the simple (wrong) idea that one type of person could be born better than another. It is our responsibility to remember the 6 million Jews and 5 million other innocent lives that perished, to never forget and to never allow such catastrophes to happen again. I count Omer day 12 to honor their lives and to count them in Jewish memory.
Blessing: love, passing on stories of our ancestors, being taught humility