Being process oriented during Sefirat Ha’omer
The Omer teaches us to value our comrades, thanks to whom we grow as individuals.
The days between Passover and Shavuot are days of mourning in the Jewish tradition. This practice, forbidding weddings and other signs of public celebration, harkens back to the end of the first century, when 24,000 students of the great sage Rabbi Akiva died in a plague. This disaster came about, we are taught, because they did not act with respect toward one another.
While the prohibition of...