Omer – Day 45
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 arbaim ve hamesh laOmer, shehem shisha shavuot ve shlosha yammim laOmer.
Today is day forty five of the Omer, which is six weeks and three days of the Omer.
tiferet be malkhut – beauty within majesty; attractiveness within nobility
They look lovely. All those people who have their lives together and who can do all those magical things they talk about in social media are lovely. Not just the ‘nobility’ of the modern day – the celebrities, the politicians, top athletes and movie stars – but the everyday winners. My friends, the musician who’s publishing a book, the parent whose kid gets straight A’s in high-school, even the one whose fitbit steps triple mine on a daily basis. They’re lovely, you know? It all looks so good!
This is when the commandment of ‘worship only God’ comes to mind. I don’t need to focus on any of them. I worship God, and try to be like God only today. That’s real beauty. in majesty.