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Counting the Omer

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“You shall count off seven weeks, beginning to count when the sickle is first put to the standing grain.”

Deuteronomy 16:9

The counting of the Omer, the period in between Passover and Shavuot has had various meanings throughout the millennia. One that is particularly resonant for our lives today is the idea of spiritual preparation. Passover, which commemorates the Israelites' exodus from Egypt is followed by Shavuot, the day the Israelites received the gift of Torah, 50 days later. When we carve out time to count these days one by one, we elicit the same anticipation the Israelites felt as they made their way from Egypt to Mt. Sinai. For a daily reminder email for the Omer please subscribe below.

Sun, July 21 2019 18 Tammuz 5779