Shabbat and today…

After a long weekend of Israeli dance and festival preparation and dancing, this will be a short post:
Day 32 (4 weeks and 4 days) : Hod in Hod, Glory in Glory

Surrounded by friends, this shabbat day of the Omer was truly Glorious
Blessings: friends

Day 33 (4 weeks and 5 days) : Yesod in Hod, Connection in Glory

Israeli dance connects people all around the world and is a community like no other (that I am proud to be a part of and may be a cult?)

Any way, happy Lag B’Omer, happy day of festival, here’s another pic #israelidancefriends #israelidancefam #israelidancecult

Blessing: Israeli dance!



Day 31 (4 weeks and 3 days) : Netzach in Hod, Endurance in Glory

IT IS FINALLY FRIDAY. All I can say, honestly, is that I cannot be more happy or thankful to have made it through this week.

Blessings: friends, support, WEEKENDS, BALAGAN

I feel like a survivor after this week…survivor

Day 28 (4 weeks) : Chesed in Hod, Lovingkindness in Humility/Glory

Today I am just going to give thanks. I am enjoying the weather, and good friendships/communication, looking forward to great experiences and people this weekend and just wanted to say thanks! Pretty appropriate to fall on the first day of the Omer week of Hod/humility.

Blessings: all of the above, lovingkindness from others, sunshine, good friends, good things ahead


Shabbat and today…

Day 18 (2 weeks and 4 days) : Netzach in Tiferet, Endurance in Harmony

This Omer season, I’m brushing up on my Gilmore Girls. What better example of long-lasting harmony than the fast-witted, close-knit, hilarity of Lorelai and Rory? See below.

Blessings: Free time, laughter, television? (I can be thankful and feel blessed that I have seen Gilmore Girls…)

Day 19 (2 weeks and 5 days) : Hod in Tiferet, Majesty in Harmony

Throwback to this Majestic and Glorious picture.

Blessings: traveling with friends, amazing friends, beautiful views, oseh maaseh breishit


Shabbat and today

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 ‚Äúdiscipline‚ÄĚ 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