May 15, 2018 1 Sivan, 5778
TONIGHT IS FORTY-SIX DAYS, WHICH IS SIX WEEKS AND FOUR DAYS, OF THE OMER
Since 2012 we here at TBA have turned the Omer period between Passover and Shavuot into an amazing program called Every1Counts (E1C). This year, we shared the voices of our congregation and enhanced our community by listening to each other. We received 45 submissions to the question, “What does being Jewish mean to you?” For these last four evenings of the Omer, we will count by “listening” to some famous voices describe what being Jewish means to them.
“The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice, and the desire for personal independence—these are the features of the Jewish tradition which make me thank my stars that I belong to it.”
(Einstein, Albert. The World as I See It: BN Publishing, 2007. Digital, p. 89.)