Week 2 (April 8-14) Gevurah – Discipline, boundaries.
The second week of the Omer started the Saturday night that Pesach went out. We’ve celebrated and we’ve been free – and perhaps we’ve eaten too much. Now we put away our Pesach dishes, and we bring back our chametz. But as we do that – let’s do it healthily.
So, first – just chuck out the things that actually aren’t healthy, or don’t replace them. Sauces and things with too much sugar and additives. In the words of one of the rabbis: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
And secondly: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – growing and doing damage every day – is fed by the plastic bottles that we use for 30 minutes (if that) and which take a century or more to dissolve. We’re inspired by @TheBayit on their Post-Pesach Plastic Purge Challenge. Just quit plastic bottles. Soda and fizzy water. You can do it. You’ll be healthier. You’ll save money. Get a Sodastream.
Thanks to Hazon for this information. According to their website, “The word hazon means vision. We work to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, and a healthier and more sustainable world for all.”