Shalom! Apologies that I have not posted anything new to Wellsprings since the eve of Passover, due to a busy season at my work as a congregational rabbi. Plus I am happy to share that I will be teaching a summer trimester course at the Academy for Jewish Religion on, “Ruah Ha-Qodesh (the Holy Spirit) in Rabbinic Literature,” and this has also required a lot of preparation time and taken me away from the website. But have no fear, I have many more posts in the pipeline and God willing you will be seeing more very soon!
Right now we are in the midst of Counting the Omer, a sacred practice of counting the days between Passover and Shavuot, viewed by many as a time to work on personal growth, as each day of the Omer brings a new divine quality for reflection. Courtesy of Rabbi David Seidenberg at Neo Hasid, here are two Omer Counter widgets, including one in English and a special Omer Counter (in Hebrew) that features a different native plant from the Land of Israel for each of the 49 days. That seemed particularly appropriate for the themes of Wellsprings of Wisdom!
Check back here each day until Shavuot for a new illustration! And hopefully as you check you’ll see some new posts growing, too.
(Note: the Native Plants of Israel Omer Counter is not visible after the count ends with the Shavuot Holiday.)