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 38 תפארת שביסוד Tiferet SheBiYsod

Art. Balance. Harmony. Heart. Beauty within Foundation. Roots. Anchor. Connection. 

What is Tiferet SheBiYsod? Tiferet SheBiYsod is the place where your unbounded creative Flow meets your diligent, Disciplined preparation, which have combined to provide you with an Anchor, and skillfulness becomes integration. 

Tiferet SheBiYsod is the moment when, in giving away a teaching, you feel it blossom out of depths of knowledge you don’t even remember acquiring, and you feel the resonance of your voice throughout your whole body. 

Tiferet SheBiYsod is the moment when, after carefully studying all of those verses and working out all of that trop, you go from READING TORAH to being a sacred story teller, transmitting ancient wisdom, broadcasting over the carrier wave of the music of the Heart. 

Tiferet SheBiYsod is that moment when the adolescent mood swings a full 180 degrees in the blink of an eye and, instead of just getting the usual whiplash, you finally get it right, knowing that the open-Hearted Connection with an understanding friend earlier in the day helped Anchor you in whatever parental wisdom you possess. 

Today, may your diligence and Love come together as you draw from your Roots. May you Artfully navigate the day’s slings and arrows, feeling your Foundation firmly beneath your feet. 

Omer Day 39 נצח שביסוד Netzach SheBiYsod

Omer Day 37 גבורה שביסוד Gevurah SheBiYsod