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 7 מלכות שבחסד Malchut SheBeChesed

Shechina. Actualization. Indwelling Presence. Selfitude within Love. Generosity. Kindness in Motion. Unbounded Giving.

Today, What is in Chesed. That wasn’t a type-o. That was not a question. The Zohar, that giant of Kabbalistic works, tells us that Mah - What - is another name for Malchut, the revealed Word of G*d, Actualized Creation. Of this substantive realm, we can ask “What?”

So, now I ask you: What have you become this week, as you count the days and contemplate, if even for a moment, the fine tunings of the Divine Map of the Universe within you? Viewing yourself through the lens of maximal Generosity, What do you see? What are the spiritual garments you have tried on? Which ones will you keep? Which will you return to the rack?

On this Shabbat - the day of Creation that corresponds with Malchut - may you sit back, rest, and enjoy your Actualized Self, such as you are at this very moment. May you view today’s version of yourself with Divine Generosity. May the garments that you wear at this moment in your life be a perfect fit. May the fullest expression of yourself be wrapped in Chesed.

Shabbat shalom.

Omer Day 8 חסד שבגבורה Chesed SheBiG’vurah

Omer Day 6 יסוד שבחסד Yesod SheBeChesed