Parshat Emor 5766: Counting the Omer – The Fifth Dimension

“A complete twenty-four-hour period is not a complete day in the true sense of the word. Nor is a full seven days necessarily a complete week. A complete day is a day in which we fulfilled our Divine missions, we carried out Retzono shel Makom (the will of G-d). G-d asks of us to count seven complete weeks. He wants weeks that are not only complete in their measurement of 49 complete time units, but also of seven weeks of Divine mission accomplishment. Divine mission accomplishment gives meaning and completeness to time.