Join Our Online Community for the 49-day Mindfulness Practice of Counting the Omer

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Join our online community as we take a Mindfulness approach to the ancient Jewish practice of Counting the Omer starting the second night of Passover, using teachings offered by Rabbi Yael Levy and A Way In.

It all starts when you sign up for free, daily emails that include teachings, Psalm verses in both English and Hebrew, and a practice for each of the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot. The emails also include links to the daily Omer blessing in Hebrew and English. (Current subscribers will receive the emails automatically.)

All current and new subscribers to the A Way In email list will receive a link to a free printable .pdf containing a calendar matching up the days of the Omer with this year's secular dates.

To deep your connection:

-- Read Rabbi Yael Levy's Omer-related blog posts, which will include striking nature photos for reflection.

-- Read our daily tweets and follow us on Twitter.

-- Interact with us on Facebook. Besides our regular posts, newsletter subscribers will be offered a chance to join a closed Facebook group for more personal observations.

-- Purchase Rabbi Yael's Omer guide, "Journey through the Wilderness: a Mindfulness Approach to the Ancient Jewish Practice of Counting the Omer," available on createspace.com or amazon.com. A Kindle version of the guide is now available.

Over the years, the reach of A Way In's daily Omer teachings has grown so that now more than 1,000 individuals receive our emails each day and as many as 10,000 a week viewed our Omer postings on Facebook and Twitter.

"Counting the Omer is an ancient practice," says Rabbi Yael. "It is a 49-day Mindfulness practice that is completely authentic to the Jewish tradition. For 49 days, we’re mindful of the passage of time. We’re mindful of the day that’s been and we open ourselves to the day that is. And we’re taught in the tradition that this actually changes us, that it brings awareness and healing to our bodies, minds and souls."

Named in 2014 as one of "America's Most Inspiring Rabbis" by the Jewish Daily Forward, Rabbi Yael's teachings on Counting the Omer have appeared in the Huffington Post as well as the Jewish Exponent and have been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer among other Philadelphia area publications.

 

 

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