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The Counting of the Omer & the Human Project

About the Counting of the Omer

The Omer is a period of counting that spans the 49 days (7 weeks) between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. The name – Omer – refers to an ancient measure of grain which was brought as an offering to the Temple in Jerusalem on the second day of Passover.

After the destruction of the Temple, the counting of the Omer was reinterpreted as time of introspection leading up to the holiday of Shavuot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah. While there are different ways to approach introspection, this year we are choosing to reflect on the Human Project, an essential component of Temple Micah’s Roadmap.

Exploring Temple Micah’s Roadmap: the Human Project

For this year’s counting, Temple Micah’s rabbis have sent out a special, weekly email highlighting a different aspect of the the Human Project for us to ponder throughout the week.

This year’s reflections included:

Week 1: The Self and Facing Inward, written by Rabbi Beraha

Week 2: Humility, written by Rabbi Zemel

Week 3: Dignity, written by Rabbi Zemel 

Week 4: Truth, written by Rabbi Slakman

Week 5: Purpose, written by Rabbi Beraha

Week 6: Community and Good Deeds, written by Rabbi Crawley

Week 7: Hope, written by Rabbi Crawley

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