Day 37: The Ojeleye Factory

Omertime

Today is Day 37 of the Omer. Gevurah sheb’yesod. Strength that emerges from righteousness. 

Yesod (foundation) integrates and channels the energy of the upper sefirot into malchut. It is associated with Joseph because he was able to resist temptation and live a righteous life. One Day 37, that righteous, focussed energy manifests as gevurah (power, strength). 

While, there are only six players in NBA history to wear #37, it is hard to imagine a better match than Semi Ojeleye of the Boston Celtics. Ojeleye’s basketball journey has been unique. He became Parade’s National High School Player of the Year in Ottawa, KS after averaging 38 points/game, only to struggle in two years at Duke. After transferring and sitting out a season, he became a star at Southern Methodist University and the AAC Player of the Year. 

In the NBA, Ojeleye has become a defensive specialist for the Boston…

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