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.

Omer Day 43 חסד שבמלכות Chesed SheBeMalchut

Kindness. Love. Generosity. Light. Flow within Dignity. Sovereignty. Reality. Give-ceiving. Divine Presence.

What has been growing in your garden? 

 This week we take the final steps on our journey towards Shavuot, the festival of Give-ceiving. We will stand, once again, at Sinai, having carefully prepared the soil of spirit to receive the gift of Torah. We have been cultivating growth to present as an offering. Maybe you'll offer an hour of teaching, or lead a joyful Hallel to help your community celebrate. Perhaps you will sit with a friend over coffee, offering your Presence and sharing insights of the weeks gone by. Maybe you'll bring a bagful of much-needed nourishment to your local shelter.

Today is your day to revel in the Love that is all around, Flowing into you and trying to find its way through you into the world. Today is your day to bring the Divine Presence into Reality through acts of Kindness and Generosity. Sounds fun, doesn't it?

May you be blessed today as a channel for the Flow of Love into Reality. May the Light you shine reflect the Light of the Divine Presence Flowing through you. 


Omer Day 44 גבורה שבמלכות Gevurah SheBeMalchut

Omer Day 42 מלכות שביסוד Malchut SheBiy'sod