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Middah (character trait) focus: Hineini (Here I am)

Note: I will be Counting the Omer for a total of 49 days, from Passover to Shavuot or from Slavery to Freedom.  For many, this is simply the Counting the Omer; for me, it is a time to actively reflect on different middot (character traits) that will lead me to my own rebirth.

Chava with her first fruits

When we first came to Tucson, we lived in an amazing house with one beautiful orange tree (and 6 stupid ornamental orange trees).  The night we realized that a freeze was coming our way, the boys and I picked all of the oranges we could reach and then gave them to friends, shelters, etc; we didn’t want to lose any of the oranges if we could help.  Our goal was to share with others and to save the oranges from a frozen life.  Our goal is always to share with others.  Hineini, here I am to serve you.  Our tradition teaches that lesson over and over again; on a subconscious level I seem to have embraced that philosophy in nearly ever area of my life. My joy comes from being present for others, the environment, and even that which I yet to understand.

Hineini (Here I am) – May each and every one of us find the way to impact the lives of others as we navigate through life.

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Aryeh and Dovi

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