COUNTING UP TO HOLINESS – KEEP CLIMBING!
Sefirat Ha’Omer – Counting the Omer between Passover and Shavuot
BETWEEN REDEMPTION AND REVELATION
If we are merely counting down to something, then that thing is, by definition, finite. It is limited; it disappears as quickly as it arrives. But if, instead, we “count up” to something, we desire it to be infinite, to be unlimited, to be everlasting. And so we celebrate the timelessness of Torah [the Word and ways of G-d] and the importance of each and every day when we commit ourselves to counting the Omer, because, “In matters of holiness we should always ascend, and never descend.” *
Download: 2019 Omer Calendar
* Rabbi Joel Seltzer, Counting Up, Not Down, Toward the Omer