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Day Seven of Week 7: Malchut of Malchut

Day Seven of Week 7: Malchut of Malchut

49th Day of the Omer


Examine the sovereignty of your sovereignty. Does it come from deep- rooted inner confidence in myself? Or is it just a put-on to mask my insecurities? Does that cause my sovereignty to be excessive? Am I aware of my uniqueness as a person? Of my personal contribution?

Exercise for the day: Take a moment and concentrate on yourself, on your true inner self, not on your performance and how you project to others; and be at peace with yourself knowing that G-d created a very special person which is you.


Upon concluding these forty nine days we come to the fiftieth day - Mattan Torah, when we have fully achieved inner renewal by merit of having assessed and developed each of our forty nine attributes.

What is the significance of the fiftieth day Mattan Torah? After we have achieved all we can accomplish through our own initiative, then we receive a gift (mattana in Hebrew) from above that which could not achieve with our limited faculties. We receive the ability to actually reach and touch the divine; not only to be cultivated human beings who have refined each of their personal characteristics, but divine human beings, who are capable of expressing above and beyond their defined hum an emotions, but actually express that which is unexpressable and undefinable in human terms; the most intimate emotions that transcend the forty nine defined attributes.

From A Spiritual Guide to the Omer by Simon Jacobson
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May 14, 2013
Tonight is Shavuot, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to study and internalize each of the sefirot of the omer into our lives, may HaShem bless u always. :)
olga Sanchez
May 13, 2013
Sefirat HaOmer
Thank you Chabad and friends for these forty nine days of helping and inspiring us to appreciate Hashems Torah through our finite minds. May the glory of Hashem cover the earth as the waters cover the seas.
Thank you Rabbi S. Jacobson.
May 13, 2013
Thank you Rabbi for this spiritual journey through my inner self. With G-d's help may I continue this introspection on a daily basis
May 13, 2013
Daily omer message
I have never done the omer before. Thank you, I loved it, looked forward to the emails every day. Any chance you can still send out daily messages for self improvement?
May 13, 2013
my heart
This one hit me that all.I think I will do is fine but is my heart right with hashem then and only then I can move on in my journey in life. Thank you Rabbi.
May 13, 2012
My family and I are grateful to Rabbi Jacobson and Chabad for this remarkable daily spiritual exercise during the counting of the Omer.

We will be sending an offering to Chabad in gratitude as a part of our having experienced this journey through Shavuot.
BA Kress
Austin, Texas
June 6, 2011
counting the omer
thank you rabbi jacobson. your commentary promoted much discussion and learning between my husband and i. i am very grateful for your wisdom and guidance during the sefirah count this year.
new Castle, de
June 6, 2011
the omer 49th day
love this
mtholly, nj usa
May 18, 2010
Sefirat HaOmer
I appreciate the day-by-day work of refining my character through your explanations and examples of how to achieve a closeness to G-d and to be worthy of receiving the Torah on Shavout.
Thank you for your insights, Rabbi Simon Jacobson. Good holiday!!
Robin Sue Landsburg
May 17, 2010
Thank you, thank you Rabbi Jacobson. You have helped me remember to count and to reflect on the inner meaning of my counting. May you go from strength to strength and receive the Torah with joy and inwardness!
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