Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 20 of the Omer

On this twentieth day of the Omer, we experience Y'sod in Tiferet, or Bonding in Balance.

Molecules form when atoms bond to each other. An ionic bond forms when atoms are bound together by the attraction between oppositely charged ions. There is a complete exchange of electrons. A covalent bond forms when the atoms are bound by shared electrons. Sometimes the electron is shared equally by the two atoms, and sometimes the electron is attracted more to one atom in the molecule than the other. This latter, which is the case with the water molecule, is a polar covalent bond.


We have emotional bonds that hold us together within ourselves and attach us to others. The strength of these bonds varies, some bonds involve more give and take, some bring us strength and joy and gratitude, some drain us, some force us to find our deepest wells of strength. Keeping ourselves bound together and bound to those we love in healthy and meaningful ways brings balance and brings harmony into our lives. May we find ourselves attracted to meaningful bonding.


Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha'olam, asher kid-shanu b'mitzvotav, vitzivanu, al sefirat ha'omer.

Blessed are you Adonai our G!d, ruler of the universe, who sanctifies us with mitzvot and commands us regarding the counting of the Omer.


Today is twenty days which is two weeks and six days of the Omer.

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