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Adult Ed - “Practical Theology Part IV - Counting the Omer"

There are many ways to get from Passover to Shavu'ot, from Liberation to Revelation. Rabbi Steven is ready, willing and able to share a particular approach, described thus:
A course for those who want to connect with the divine (whatever that might mean for us). Kabbalists, in order to refine their connection with the divine, developed meditative practices around the “counting of the omer” that involved transcending what they determined were our 7 human attributes. An ancient unit of dry measure, the omer was the amount of barley offered on each of the 49 days from the second day of Passover through Shavuot (the 50th day). After the destruction of the Temple, the Omer offering was memorialized by a form of ritual counting. The Kabbalists transformed this counting into an actually-quite-effective meditative practice. Come join us as as we spend 3 Wednesday evening classes (April 10, 17 and 24) reflecting on the various human attributes, as defined by the Kabbalists in connection with the Omer counting, while seeking ways to “offer them up” toward more divine connection. Wednesday evenings (April 10, 17 and 24) 7:30 p.m. 
Fri, April 19 2019 14 Nisan 5779