Tomorrow is Lag BaOmer, a holiday marking the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer. This relatively obscure observance in Reform Jewish circles is a fun-filled day in the middle of a ritual period of counting called “The Counting of the Omer”. This ancient custom is based on the commandment:
“From the day after the Sabbath, the day that you bring the
sheaf of wave-offing, you shall count off 7 full weeks.” Leviticus 23:15
This biblical mandate to “count the Omer” implores us to count our days for seven weeks from Passover to Shavuot . For generations, these days of counting have come to represent ways of counting our blessings.
So, as the sun sets tonight each of us might consider the many blessings that fill our days. Then, upon waking up tomorrow morning, let us consider the ways of fully embracing those blessings.
Happy Lag BaOmer.