AMEN and Thank you, Gabbai Seth for continuing Reb Zalman’s innovative path.

COUNTING AND ACCOUNTING AND COUNTING once more ~~~~

Yet another turning to deepen time’s score!

Each count named and paired and daily delivered

with thoughtful steps and spacious heart

with breath and intention to make the day special

each count a love note to Hashem

Blessings, galorYa

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I am happy to hear that this is being done in a community; and that you are thinking of even writing about the experience, very cool!

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Have a wonderful

And Thank you for this. I am on my way to counting Binyan HaSeferot (or HaSeferot Binyan?) and find your article to be exactly what I was looking for. I love the practice of counting the Omer and have written my way downward in Through the Gates: A Practice for Counting the Omer http://tinyurl.com/c7djapy

The book is a series of daily letters, with a poem embedded in each letter, written to a group of spiritual companions, all students of Rabbi Shefa Gold.

I find the spring practice so profoundly helpful — I’m really looking forward to counting in the way you suggest. I will take a small group of readers with me to receive the raw writings, which I suspect will grow into book 2 of Counting the Omer. Thanks so much for helping me get started! And please take a look of you feel so called!

Great Gratitude!

Susan Windle

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The suggestion I’ve heard is to start with malchut shebiMalchut and end with chesed shebichesed. It feels right to name the numbers in a way consistent with the Omer so we start with Chesed shebichesed which is day 1. On erev erev Rosh Hashannah we are at Chesed Shebichesed. If during this period we counted upwards, it would be day 49. But here, instead of counting forwards as we do during the Omer, we count backwards.

So the second day of Pesach, we are on day one chesed shebichesed so we say it is day one. Similarly, on erev erev RH we are also chesed shebichesed so it is day one in the sense of one day remaining to erev RH.

(written on day 19, which is 5 days and two weeks, hod shebitiferet)

Gabbai Seth

Also, if it is milimata lima’alah, shouldn’t it begin with “Malchut shebiMalchut” (not “”Chesed shebiMalchut”) & work up to “Chesed shebiMalchut,” then “Malchut shebiYesod” etc. – till the last one being “Chesed shebiChesed”?

]]>I believe the story is that someone who noticed there are 49 days between *Tisha B’Av *and *erev Rosh Hashanah*, mentioned it to Reb Zalman who suggested a new practice.

Gabbai Seth

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