As these very hard and confusing days of lockdown continue, it is easy for today to feel like yesterday and tomorrow, and to count off the days until we can go back to seeing the people we miss and resuming some of our activities. There is a big difference between counting days and making days count. The annual counting ritual of the 49 days of the Omer has some deep wisdom on the quality of each day, which might be especially important right now.
Saturday, July 24th, at 6:00 pm. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to celebrate Havdalah together, but it’s now safe and what was once routine is suddenly quite special – we are basking in the happiness of returning to what we previously took for granted!
Tisha B'av, the saddest day in Jewish history, the day that both Temples were destroyed, starts this Saturday night, July 17, beginning at 8:27 pm.