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MAY 30, 2017

Can you find the missing wagons in the desert?

This is the week that I – along with a myriad of Jews worldwide – am completing the final countdown to end the 49 day “Sefirat Ha’omer” period leading into Shavuot. With the ongoing nightly counting, some “big” questions seem to surface as I think about the history of the formation of our nation and what transpired during the 7 weeks between the Exodus of Passover and the Revelation at Sinai (which we celebrate in part as Shavuot).

One of the big questions I have been focusing on recently is the idea of unity. Am I supposed to believe in a unity with a big U or is there some other outcome I should be working towards and praying for that I could see manifesting in my lifetime?