Omer 2019: Week 4

By Ritualwell

Week 4: Netzach (Eternity, Endurance)

As we begin Counting the Omer, each day's quality intersects with Netzach, inviting us to contemplate various dimensions of eternity or endurance. We invited writers to reflect on each daily theme as part of Ritualwell's annual Omer Fundraising Campaign. You may download a full PDF for this week at the bottom of this page. As you gather inspiration for your Omer journey, please take a moment to support Ritualwell so we can continue to offer you free, meaningful content all year long. Thank you!

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Day 22: Hesed of Netzach

May your compassion-hesed at the heart of your being be a well that fuels your life. May it be the source of your actions in the world. May your lovingkindness be coupled with endurance-netzach, the wisdom that real change takes time and patience.

—Rabbi Jill Berkson Zimmerman

Day 23: Gevurah of Netzach

We ask for the strength to act for good,

The discipline to follow through on our commitments,

The determination to act for justice,

Even when we don’t see the results we long for.

 

May goodness and kindness pursue us all the days of our lives.

Let us dwell in the heart of the Mystery always.   Psalm 23:6

—Rabbi Yael Levy

Day 24: Tiferet of Netzach

eternity is in every glance

and every leaf

and

between nature and nurture

a search for truth

that pulls us out of our lower selves

and says

no matter our feeling of smallness

every question and answer must begin

with bottomless compassion

that deepens and defies every measure

—Devon Spier

Day 25: Netzach of Netzach

What is eternity within eternity?

It is that centermost point,

where the dream of our ancestors meets the dream of our descendants:

Our dream?

Be.

—Rabbi Emily Cohen

Day 26 Hod of Netzach

Splendor with Persistence.

Let us pause here in these perilous times. Notice where we find ourselves. Alive and growing, reaching for life, rooted in eternity. Diverse, manifold. Single in purpose.

—Susan Windle

Day 27 Yesod of Netzach

I invite the blessings of Sarah imeinu, barren foremother who birthed a great and enduring nation.

May her generative life-force flow through me, into a deep and abiding connection with the Eternal One.

—Batya Diamond

Day 28: Malchut of Netzach

Rulers come and rulers go (praise G-d). Amidst all the tumult, what enduring values and principles will we turn to in order to govern ourselves?

—David Ebenbach

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