We’re Going to Omertime


Sports lovers rejoice! While the entire Jewish world is focussed on Passover (which begins tonight), as soon as the first day of Passover is over, we are headed to Omertime!

The Omer is a 49 day period between Passover and Shavuot when it’s a mitzvah to say a blessing and count each day. This incredibly simple, two minute nightly ritual, is also deeply mystical and can be the foundation of a profound practice of self-growth and exploration.

It can also be the way for a few friends to do some learning and channel our grief over the loss of sports this Spring. The indefinite suspension of the NBA and NHL seasons and the delayed start of Major League Baseball, has created a void in the sports world. There are much more important things in the world, but for many of us, being a sports fan provides joy, connection, and meaning.

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