In the Song of Songs, the Haftarah (a selection from the Book of Prophets) for Passover, we read, “The long wet months are past, the rains have fed the earth and left it bright with blossoms.”
How do we, the weary, gain strength? As the Song of Songs teaches us: by having the courage to be in the present, while also looking towards the future.
In this activity from the Foundation for Jewish Camp, we create our own Omer Gratitude Journals, helping us appreciate the journey from our liberation at Passover to our revelation at Shavuot by noticing how the seasons unfold along the way.
We are grateful to the Foundation for Jewish Camp for contributing this activity.