DAY 21: Malchut/Shechina she b’Tiferet


Indwelling Presence within Harmony….In English, the word “Presence” can be taken so many ways–as in ‘aware’=present; as in ‘attending’ = not absent; as in ‘gift’= a present; as in ‘an additional, noticeable energy’= a presence.  I was thinking, as this day of the Omer count began, of looking at the word differently: as ‘pre’ ’sense’…before sensation.  G!d energy surrounds us, pervades us, dwells within us.  It existed, as we are reminded in Adon Olam, before there was a before.  The Divine precedes sensation…and then infuses it.  It’s everywhere–Ein Od Milvado…there is nothing except this Presence.  Today we pause, at the conclusion of the third week of counting the Omer, to recognize how Divinity contributes to our balance, simultaneously supporting and enlivening the beauty of our lives.

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  1. #1 by Prahaladan Mandelkorn on April 28, 2011 - 12:50 am

    Dear Reb Min, I’m really enjoying your book, Counting the Omer, so well written, and genuine, unaffected and insightful. Question please: Why do we start with Chesed, why not Malchut and go up to Chesed or why not Tiferet right in the center to start? Was it arbitrary? Did the Ari set us off with Chesed? What for? I’m co-ordinating 7 Shepherds for 7 Weeks of our Kol Zimra alumni emails back and forth. Shefa’s doing week of Malchut. I’m doing Tiferet. Would love your coaching. Thanks, Prahaladan

  2. #2 by Prahaladan Mandelkorn on April 28, 2011 - 12:51 am

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