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October 20, 2019 – 12:31 pm | 4 views

On Simchat Torah we read the last passage of the Torah, but we don’t stop for even a moment when we finish reading the Torah. Instead, we turn around and start over immediately from the first verse. There are many celebrations on Simchat Torah, but they come before we read …

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Emor: Making Space for G-d

May 11, 2019 – 10:45 pm | 452 views
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Making space for G-d is the name of the game during the season of the Omer. There are forty-nine days between Passover and Shavuot, and we enjoy and savor them all. We count each day as if it were a precious jewel as we prepare for the festival of Shavuot. …

Omer: A Basic Overview

November 6, 2005 – 3:16 am | 1,416 views

Counting of the Omer
When our
ancestors left Egypt, G-d promised that He would bring them to Mt.
Sinai and give them the Torah. In anticipation of receiving the Torah,
Jews began to count the days and weeks left until their arrival to Mt.
Sinai.

In commemoration
of their counting, we are commanded to count the days …

Omer: Daily Steps of Improvement

November 2, 2005 – 4:04 am | 1,327 views

From Egypt to Sinai

We currently
find ourselves in an intermediary period between the two Jewish
holidays of Passover and Shavuos. On Passover we celebrated the exodus
of our ancestors from Egypt and the birth of our Jewish nation. On
Shavuos we will celebrate the receiving of the Ten commandments at Mt
Sinai.

For two hundred
and ten …