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Omer Reflections: A Time to Rebirth - Day 8

Note: I will be Counting the Omer for a total of 49 days, from Passover to Shavuot or from Slavery to Freedom.  For many, this is simply the Counting the Omer; for me, it is a time to actively reflect on different middot (character traits) that will lead me to my own rebirth. 160 more words

Omer Reflections: A Time to Rebirth - Day 7

Note: I will be Counting the Omer for a total of 49 days, from Passover to Shavuot or from Slavery to Freedom.  For many, this is simply the Counting the Omer; for me, it is a time to actively reflect on different middot (character traits) that will lead me to my own rebirth. 69 more words

What is Yizkor?

If someone especially dear to you has died in the past, you know that we never really stop mourning them. The absence of a loved one eventually becomes a kind of presence of its own, an ongoing awareness that that person was an important part of our lives and is no longer with us. 306 more words

Especially For Beginners

Count to Shavuot / Pentecost Begins!

FOCUS ON BEING UNBLEMISHED:

Beginning with lovingkindness

BA-RUCH A-TAH YAH-U-AH E-LO-HEI-NU ME-LECH HA-OLAM, ASHER KID-E-SHA-NU BE-MITZ-VO-TAV VETZI-VA-NU AL SEFI-RAT HA-OMER.

Blessed are You, YAHUAH Our Elohim, King of the Universe, who has set us apart with Your  325 more words

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Counting the Omer

Counting of the Omer is a verbal counting of each of the forty-nine days between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. This practice derives from the Torah commandment to count forty-nine days beginning the from the day on which the… 241 more words

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How To Count the Omer

Counting the Omer is a mitzvah (commandment) through which we count the days from Passover to Shavuot. It’s an ancient custom that takes us from the giddy joy of Passover to the serious business of receiving the Torah on Shavuot. 614 more words

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