hazzan Diana Brewer was ordained through the aleph ordination program. she leads prayer services regularly at the jewish community of amherst, and is on the staff of the davvenen leadership training institute.

Day 3 תפארת שבחסד

Tiferet SheBeChesed. Balance, integration, compassion. The integration of chesed and gevurah which makes creation possible. My initial reaction is that this seems impossible to live up to.

R' Yael Levy offers a practice of wonder and amazement for this day. She says: "Make a commitment to pause three times today to notice and name something beautiful. It can be something you see, hear, feel, taste, touch. Breathe the beauty into your body, and let it rest upon your heart."

In my experience, feelings follow actions, not the other way around. Today I live in the hope that in the discipline of this practice of amazement at creation around me, I can experience the graceful state where the two dance together, and creation can flow through me - if even for a moment.

Day 4 נצח שבחסד

Day 1 חסד שב חסד