Week of 7 Iyar (May 12)—Shabbat 13 Iyar (May 18) 5779
Omer: Day 25–31
vaYikra (Leviticus) 21:1—24:23
Yechezkel (Ezekiel) 44:15―31
The Holy Temple is not simply a unique place and time within which G-d’s presence dwells and can be experienced by all who enter. The Holy Temple, within which G-d’s presence is overwhelmingly in the here and now, shapes for all humanity, near and far, the space and time in which we live and the way we perceive our own place in space and time. The appointed Temple festivals around which our lives are centered, and the detailed precision of the daily service in the Holy Temple, create a spiritual gravitational pull that frees us from our own misconceptions and disorientation and puts us in step with the Creator of the universe.