Omer Day 46

“Behold how good and how pleasant

Is the dwelling of brothers and sisters all together!”


Tonight begins Rosh Chodesh Sivan: the new moon bringing us into the 3rd month of the Hebrew Calendar.

The month of Sivan holds one of the holiest holidays for us – Shavuot, the day we received the Torah on our journey through the wilderness. On Rosh Chodesh Sivan, the Israelites camped before Mount Sinai and prepared to receive the Torah. It is said that they camped as one person and one heart and this was the only way that they could receive the greatest gift. United.

We sometimes underestimate the power of unity. United we overcome obstacles, we achieve goals, we make changes in this world. But one of the best things to experience in unity is spiritual awakening. So many of us are separate right now. But we are more unified than ever in our experience. We can decide to go at it alone or we can decide to hold hands and walk through the wilderness together, ready to receive all its challenges, all its gifts, and all its lessons.

This week, I encourage you all to extend your reach of connection. Get in touch with someone you haven’t spoken to in a while, attend a virtual class, host a virtual gathering. Share quarantine stories, process your experience together. Connect. Unite. Don’t go at this alone. “We’re all in it together” is more true now than ever. Let’s “virtually” sit together as one person, one heart. And let us experience its goodness.

I love you!

Rabbi Gabi

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