• June 19, 2024
  • 13 5784, Sivan
  • פרשת בהעלתך

The Inner Meaning of Sefirat HaOmer

The Inner Meaning of Sefirat HaOmer

Join Rabbi David Sedley and explore deeper insights and personal growth through the lens of the “seven midot” for each day and week of the Omer. 

May 2, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Inner Meaning of Sefirat HaOmer: Introduction to Sefirat HaOmer and Midot Hayom
Class description

This class is a general overview of the mitzvah to count seven weeks between Pesach and Shavuot. We discuss the idea of striving for spiritual perfection during this time. And look at how the seven midot (seven lower sefirot) are a model for self-growth.

May 9, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Inner Meaning of Sefirat HaOmer: Inner Meaning of Sefirat HaOmer
Class description
May 16, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Inner Meaning of Sefirat HaOmer: The Inner Meaning of the Number Seven
Class description

In this class we look at the hidden Jewish meaning behind the number seven.
We will focus on:
The Menorah, with its seven branches
The seven days of the Week
The seven colors of the rainbow
The seven planets

May 23, 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Inner Meaning of Sefirat HaOmer: Avraham Avinu and Seven Flavors of Chesed (Kindness)
Class description

In this class we will look at the multifaceted nature of the sefirot through incidents from the life of Avraham Avinu. Although he personified Chesed (Kindness) we will see how that kindness was tempered and filtered through the lenses of the other midot at various times during his life.

Rabbi David Sedley lives in Jerusalem with his wife and six children. He was born and raised in New Zealand before making Aliya in 1992. He left Israel temporarily (for eight years) to serve as a communal Rabbi in Scotland and England and returned to Israel in 2004. His latest book is "The Elephant of Deliberate Forgetfulness: and other unexpected interpretations of the weekly Torah reading". He has also translated Rabbeinu Yonah's commentary on Pirkei Avos and is the co-author of Sefiros: Spiritual Refinement Through Counting the Omer (both Judaica Press). Over the years Rabbi Sedley has worked as a journalist, a translator, a video director and in online reputation management. He also writes a weekly Torah blog on the Times of Israel.