Sephirat Ha’omer

COUNTING THE OMER – This prayer is traditionally recited between sundown and sunrise of each day.

Day 27: Yesod she b’Netzach
The Blessing (Day 27):
Baruch atah Adonai elohaynu melech ha’olam asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al sephirat ha’omer.
Blessed are you, G-D, Source of Endurance, You make us holy through your mitzvot, commanding us to count the Omer.

Hayom shiva v’esrim yom, shehem shlosha shavuot v’shisha yomim l’Omer.
Today is the twenty-seventh day, which makes three weeks and six days of the Omer

Week Four – Netzach (Endurance, Perserverance, Continual Energy)

Day Twenty-seven: Yesod she b’Netzach (Foundation within Endurance) – GENITALS to RIGHT HIP

Ego has a bad reputation. It usually is seen as something negative, that to have an “ego” means you are arrogant and self-centered. This doesn’t fully represent the real meaning of ego. Ego is defined as self-esteem as well as self-importance attitudes. We should all strive for a positive self-esteem. A well-formed ego is the Foundation for a charitable, confident, wise and self-reflective person. Yesod she b’Netzach helps us stand on a firm Foundation, while still allowing us to keep moving forward with Endurance toward our goals. A healthy ego helps us to make the choices necessary to achieve this.

The great line that “practice makes perfect” really should be thought of more as the idea that “repetition leads to success”, which doesn’t require an absolute of perfection as the only measure of success. When we have a clear sense of a goal with a sturdy Foundation to start from, it becomes easier to expend the effort to Persevere, to Endure, to reach that goal. Yesod she b’Netzach helps us move small mountains every day.

*The basis of the information in today’s topic comes from and is inspired by Rabbi Min Kantrowitz’s book “Counting the Omer: A Kabbalistic Meditation Guide”

Published by jesschasen

Temple Emanuel Sisterhood - Past President 2019-2020 Temple Emanuel - Interim Executive Director

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