Omer – Day 20
Barukh ata Adonay, Eloheynu Melekh ha-olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’zivanu al s’firat haOmer.
Blessed be the Eternal God, Ruler of the universe, who makes us holy through Mitzvot and has commanded us to count the Omer.
Hayom yom esrim laOmer shehem shtey shavuot ve shisha yammim laOmer.
Today is day twenty of the Omer, which is two weeks and six days of the Omer.
Yesod be Tiferet – foundation within beauty; sex within grace
Yes, sex. Mostly, I avoid naughty words in my posts, but really, yesod? it’s about sex on a whole lot of levels. It’s amazing how fundamental sex is. It changes a lot – how we think, what we care about, the structure of our time – a lot of what we do is based on our desire for sex. And even if we try to pretend it isn’t, sex is a big part of the way we talk about beauty. We find more beautiful the people who we are attracted to, who we want to have sex with. So, let’s just be clear about that. As people, we’ve still got bodies, and those bodies, they like sex.
Today, I acknowledge that sex is a part of who we are, and part of what makes us beautiful.