Omer Day 17
2 Iyar 5780
Sunday 26 April 2020

Omer Day 17: Harmony within Compassion

“It was said of Rabbi Akiva that when he prayed by himself he would start in one corner and end up in another, because of all his kneeling and bowing.” Today’s practice contributed by Roey Kruvi plays on the prayer concept of “shuckling” and goes full dance dance revolution to celebrate harmony within compassion — Tiferet within Tiferet. Crank up your favorite banger, go deep, and enjoy the cathartic release of a good dance sesh.

*Roey Kruvi is Senior Director of Immersive Experiences at Moishe House. If you’re reading this you should be sure to check out Expedition Nai — the world’s largest virtual color war, run by Moishe House’s Camp Nai Nai Nai — happening now through May 22!

Thanks for this experiential immersion Roey!

☀️Omer Day 17 practice [2 Iyar 5780 | Sunday 26 April 2020]☀️

  1. Choose an epic song you *love* to dance to. This may be a normal length (3-4 minutes) song or longer song (6-7 minutes).
  2. Clear out some space to dance.
  3. Crank up the volume and hit play. Get your dance on like you’re seventeen again.
  4. If a longer song, enjoy the heck out of the full song and dance your heart away.
  5. If a shorter song, play it through twice and get double the dancing.


  • Music player
  • Speaker
  • Space to dance

Practice Notes ✨

  • If you need some music inspiration or you’re looking for some new choices, Roey suggests anything from La Rosalia, A-Wa, or Tinariwen;
  • Dance like either no one is watching or everyone is watching. You know which one you are.

☀️ This post is part of our Omer Wellness Series – a daily 7-minute opportunity for introspection and intentional focus on caring for ourselves, each other, and our environment in this incredibly challenging time. ☀️

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