I look forward every year for the Omer Count... I used to just be happy for not missing a day of the count... This year I learned from comments made by brothers and sisters, that if one does everyday, with LOVE, the Count, Hashem has a smile on His face.
george jimenez, sr. Escondido, Ca, U.S.A
April 7, 2015
Traffic of Love
I feel that my love is enduring. My wife and I are just coming out of a traffic jam on the way back to Jerusalem. While in the jam I thought it would be nice to use our smart telephones to join in a combined research activity as a family. My holy woman of valor had the blessed idea to learn today's sefira -- netzach of chessed. We not only enjoyed learning the lesson above, and reading the discussion points above, but by enduring in our love for each other we made it through the traffic unperturbed.
Etan Efrati Jerusalem
April 7, 2015
The "stuggle" is the victory
Many see he definition of Netzach as victory and see the battle is won and finished but the real "personal" victory is IN the struggle.
When we are struggle everyday to get closer to G-d, through knowing Him through His Torah we are in a constant battle because who can truly say they KNOW G-d completely and perfectly? The Torah is filled with things that seem to not fit or be contradictions, yet we know that the Torah is perfect so we trust in the Torah and we struggle to know. Netzach is to know that your victory is to know you struggle without giving up on knowing our Great G-d as deeply and richly as you can; so you can worship the One True G-d as He should be worshiped and praised... and be thanked for all His glory and blessing just for Love's sake alone.
April 7, 2015
This is the first time I'm counting the Omer, and I feel filled with love, compassion, and spiritual energy. What a beautiful tradition.
Adam Herndon, VA USA
June 7, 2013
I just felt the need to reply to Anonymous from Arizona US. Maybe the reason you are not getting the desired love in return is because you are expecting to receive something for the love you give. Give your love without expecting anything in return and know that G-d could not love you anymore than he already does!
March 30, 2013
I may have missed yesterday's count...but great G-d...today was the day I wad reminded of what love will make you do...I blessed the only and true living One this blessed morning.
Ian J. Knighton Can currently in Baton Rouge, LA
March 29, 2013
Day Four: Netzach of Chesed
I feel that I love, love, and love. Everything and everyone. But there are many who do not love me. What can one do? Just accept it. If someone is hurtful, walk away from them. There are people who can be very hurtful. With their mouth, behavior, and just do not love. Some do not know how to love. Who knows why. Traumas, maybe. I always give it a try by being friendly. But one can tell if there is no hope from some people. Only Hashem can turn a bitter heart into a sweet, loving one. He is the Creator of all. I feel that changing someone is Hashem's work. All we need to do is pray for all people.
Anonymous Arizona, USA
March 29, 2013
Let's think of what it takes to bring chesed into the world beyond our personal loved ones and make an enduring and successful impact for the good. It may be in the political arena, or in our groups or communities, or simply in the society of the "other," a person in need.
It's often hard. It takes effort, strength, patience. Bringing chesed in the world is frequently painful.
Those in greatest need of love and compassion are sometimes where they are because their immediate world places them in need. Breaking into that world to right the wrongs and bring love to bear in a transformative way often has little support, even, sadly, from the ones in need.
This is not to justify being overbearing in one's love. It's rather to say there's a powerful need for the netzach of chesed!
BA Kress Austin, Texas
April 10, 2012
Beautiful and meaningful.....
Each one of these daily thoughts is simple but deep and at least, for me it speaks to my heart and gives me something positive to think and carry its message during my daily routine. At work I can just close my eyes and visualized it's message, that keeps me going. Thanks for the guide!!!
ADA Miami, Florida
April 22, 2011
the greatest love!
fighting for love, or being willing to lay down one's life for someone they love is the greatest love any man can show.
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