WE COUNT THE OMER!
Each year, on the evening of the second Passover Seder, we begin the traditional counting of “the Omer,” the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. During these 49 days, we offer a free program of Mussar learning and practice. During this period our community receives a daily lesson and reflection written by a member of The Mussar Institute community.
This year’s program focused on the trait of Kavod, which translates as “honor” or “respect.” We chose Kavod in response to the real deterioration in the quality of respect in how people speak and act toward one another – from the highest office to the sports field to the armed racist in the street. This disturbing trend runs counter to a primary Jewish value.