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 44 גבורה שבמלכות Gevurah SheBeMalchut

Strength. Discipline. Discernment. Restraint. Structure within Reality. Presence. Actualization. Dignity. Sovereignty. 

Y'all know by now I'm a fan of gevurah. There is Structure and Strength required in reaching the fullness of one's Actualized self. The snap peas in our garden have barely begun to come out of the ground, and already they are reaching for the trellis that will support their upward climb, and which will help them bear the weight of their legumous fruit (which we will delight in eating!). Babies thrive in a Structured environment - regular meals, play, and rest times. Ours did, anyway. Practices that we wish to make into daily habits are more likely to take hold - to become Realities - if we do them at the same time every day.

I think maybe the Strength and Structure of Dignity is what some call having a backbone. 

May you be blessed today with a Strength that supports your Dignity. May you find fulfillment in the Structure of your Reality. 



Omer Day 45 תפארת שבמלכות Tiferet SheBeMalchut

Omer Day 43 חסד שבמלכות Chesed SheBeMalchut