SPIRALING UP TO HOLINESS – KEEP CLIMBING!
Sefirat Ha’Omer – Counting the Omer between Passover and Shavuot
BETWEEN REDEMPTION AND REVELATION
“The number seven is code for two things in the Torah – wholeness and holiness – and it’s the base unit for the way sacred time is arranged in the biblical view. The seventh day is the day of rest. When the priests get the tabernacle ready to be G-d’s house, they do a seven day ritual to prepare. Harvest festivals last seven days, and a baby boy gets seven days in the world before undergoing circumcision. When we count the Omer, we count seven sets of seven, each week building on the one before, like a spiral staircase, helping us to make the climb up to wherever it is that revelation happens for us.”*
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*Rabbi Sara Brandes, What’s an Omer, and Why are We Counting Them?