Counting the Omer and Making it Count.

Andrea Toole
4 min readApr 22, 2022
Flower in sand
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This morning, while listening to a conversation on Chutzpod! about the Jewish custom of Counting the Omer, I remembered a series that I wrote four years ago it. The posts aren’t all together, so they’re not easy to find to read as a series. To solve that, I’ve created a roundup.

Apr 3, 2018 — Introduction

— Writing this now, I looked for the newsletter from Hazon that I referred to in this post. I tend to keep emails forever, archived with labels, but I couldn’t find it. So I searched their website, and, based on what I quoted in my piece, this blog post titled “Not just “Counting the Omer;” also making it count…” appears to be the same content in their newsletter.

April 4, 2018 — Loving Kindness

— I included one of my favourite quotes of all time — and I don’t mean the Yoda quote in that post. “chesed”, with the guttural “ch”. If you can gargle, you can say “chesed” and “challah”.

Apr 10, 2018 — Discipline

— I find the lead photo striking. This post had an environmental perspective, likely influenced by Hazon’s work and Earth Month. I’m typing this on Earth Day and skimming all of the posts. Although a lot has changed in me in the last four years, that post still resonates.

Apr 17, 2018 — Harmony and Compassion

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