We all count, but do we each count in the same way? Consider: since the second night of Passover Jews world-over have been counting the Omer. We follow the biblical guideline to literally count seven sets of seven weeks; at the completion of our 49 day count-down, we arrive at Shavuot and celebrate receiving Torah. This counting, like a form of mindfulness, reminds us to make an accounting of each day, and to make each day count. In my home, counting at the dinner table before dessert forces us to anticipate sweet possibilities.
Now my son dutifully participates, but in fact, another force is at play in a
different count-down for him. He is counting the days until International Star Wars Day – yes, May Fourth (Groan…May the “Fourth” be with you…). So that’s my family. We all count in overlapping, yet distinctive ways! An how do we blend it all together? Well, all are welcome to join us South of the River for our next JSA Shabbat Evening Celebration on May the Fourth at 6:00 pm…amongst the Jedi, it promises to be a
Shabbat knight a Shabbat night to remember! For exact location, bring & share details and supporting JSA, contacting me could be a light-saber life-saver 🙂