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Count the Omer with us!

April 21, 2016

We’re coming upon the incredible time between Passover and Shavuot  known as the omer, in which we engage in the ritual counting of each of the 49 days. This year, the omer period begins at sundown on Saturday, April 23,  the second day of Passover.

For your omer practice, we present the nonverbal expressiveness of artist D'vorah Horn. Each year D'vorah creates an omer painting, built day after day. Each day's panel reflects her omer ritual, and her sense of the spirit of that particular day. We are honored to have installed her painting Omer 2014 in our building. This year on our Instagram and Facebook we will be featuring one omer panel each day, with its kavanah text and title. We hope you’ll join us, and that this will add to your meditative journey.

Omer 2014

D’vorah has also supplied us with a prayer to follow along with as you count the omer with us:

The Intentional Practice of Counting the Omer
Hineni- Here I am Ready to count.
With gratitude for the mystery that fills all time and space, I call upon myself to focus today – the ____ day of the ____ week of the counting on the intention of _______.

I have been called to count, to focus today on ___________ may it have been a day of clearing the way for light and beauty, holiness and abundant bounty to flow into me and into all the world.
(Amen. Selah.)

If you would like to know more about the work and the project, click here.

If you want to find out more about D’vorah Horn and her work, you can visit her website.

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