Friday, May 15, 2015

Rainbow Day - Omer Day 42

by Rabbi Katy Z. Allen
Photos by Gabi Mezger and Lisa B. Kaye

“I have set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and the Earth.”  (Genesis 9:13)

Today, the 42nd day of the Omer, is Rainbow Day. This is the day, the 27th day of the second month of the year (considering the month of Nisan to be the first month), just before Noah and his family and all of the animals left the ark, on which they had ridden out the great flood, G!d made a promise never again to destroy the Earth, and the sign of the covenant is the arc across the sky. Today is a day to remember this covenant. And as we remember this covenant, we remember that this is the universal covenant, with all creatures upon the Earth.

by Gabi Mezger

by Gabi Mezger

by Gabi Mezger

by Gabi Mezger

by Gabi Mezger

by Gabi Mezger

by Gabi Mezger


by Lisa B. Kaye

As we celebrate Rainbow Day, consider your place in the covenant between G!d and all Creation.

Today is Day 42, which is six weeks of the Omer.
Today is Day 42, which is six weeks of the journey from bondage to revelation.


Rabbi Katy Allen is a board certified chaplain and serves as a Nature Chaplain and the Facilitator of One Earth Collaborative, a program of Open Spirit. She is the founder and rabbi of Ma'yan Tikvah - A Wellspring of Hope, which holds services outdoors all year long. She is a co-convener and coordinator of the Boston-based Jewish Climate Action Network



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