Omer Counting Journal

by Rabbi Shai Gluskin

Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona
October, 1988 by Shai Gluskin

Today is the 36th day of the omer (May 13-14, 2001) which is hesed in yesod:

Water in the Desert

The desert, by bearing its rock, its structure, invites us to examine our own internal foundations. With its long vistas and open skies the desert contantly demands the unity of all.

Water in the desert is testimony that being vulnerable and open to the divine doesn't mean being burned up in it. The desert is not a barren place. Its wild flowers, its flora and fauna, are reminders that our quest to seek God isn't about leaving this world, but rather living in it.

Shai Gluskin
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