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Counting the Omer Day 25: Netzach of Netzach

April 29, 2015
Counting the Omer Day 25: Netzach of Netzach

Netzach of netzach. “Endurance of endurance.” Are you able to stick with something even when the going gets tough? The Jewish people as a whole are good on endurance. Forty years of wandering in the desert. 2,000 years of exile, and yet somehow we managed to keep our religion and our dreams alive. Everyone...
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Counting the Omer Day 24: Tiferet of Netzach

April 28, 2015
Counting the Omer Day 24: Tiferet of Netzach

Tiferet of Netzach: Balance, harmony of endurance Staying power, endurance is a really important trait. We don’t accomplish anything if we don’t have the endurance to finish things. But sometimes we get carried away. We lose the balance in our pursuit of endurance. I had a VERY powerful reminder of this a few weeks...
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Counting the Omer Day 23: Gevurah of Netzach

April 27, 2015
Counting the Omer Day 23: Gevurah of Netzach

Gevurah (discernment) of Netzach (endurance). The very same trait that is your greatest weakness can be your greatest strength. With no trait is this perhaps as clear as it is with endurance. The negative side of endurance, sticking with things, is addiction to harmful substances, or stubbornly clinging to negative behaviors and thoughts. I...
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Counting the Omer Day 22: Chesed of Netzach

April 26, 2015
Counting the Omer Day 22: Chesed of Netzach

We start a new week of the cycle of counting the omer today. This week’s trait is Netzach, which is endurance or victory. Being on the right side of chart of the sefirot it represents an expansive force similar to chesed or love. Netzach literally means “eternity.” Hence as a personality trait we interpret...
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Counting the Omer Day 21: Malchut of Tiferet

April 24, 2015
Counting the Omer Day 21: Malchut of Tiferet

Malchut – sovereignty, dignity, leadership. Today we explore malchut of tiferet, compassion/beauty/balance. When it comes to compassion, are you a follower or a leader? Do you take initiative when someone needs help, or wait for someone else to take the lead? In 1964 Kitty Genovese was murdered in New York City. It was widely...
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Counting the Omer Day 20: Yesod of Tiferet

April 24, 2015
Counting the Omer Day 20: Yesod of Tiferet

Yesod is the foundation, the base a building rests on, and it’s also bonding, the joining together of the traits above. As we come close to the end of our week of exploring tiferet, compassion/beauty/balance, we consider the foundation. Compassion can be based on many different things. Some religious people are compassionate because they...
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