היום ששה וארבעים יום, שהם ששה שבועות וארבעה ימום, בעמרToday is forty-six days, which is six weeks and four days, of the omer
A day of perseverance in a week of leadership
The day of perseverance falls on Shabbat this year, which gives us the space this week to stop and reflect on what it meant to keep up this count, as that first rush of intention and that second rush of determination wears off.
It's a long journey from liberation to revelation, with twists and turns and sometimes a drop off along the way. But ritual is about perseverance, and wherever we get this year, we can build to the next. The spiritual cycle becomes an integral part of the spiral of our life.