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Festivals and Holidays: Sefirat HaOmer (ספירת העומר) - Counting of the Omer

Shalom everyone! Sefirat HaOmer or the “Counting of the Omer” is the verbal counting of each of the 49 days between the Jewish holidays of… 284 more words

Festivals And Holidays

Now take the journey!

The omer (Hebrew: עמר‎) is an ancient Israelite unit of dry measure used in the era of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is used in the Bible as an ancient unit of volume for grains and dry commodities, and the Torah mentions as being equal to one tenth of an ephah. 753 more words

Chag Pesach Sameach!

I always feel a little out of sorts and discombobulated when Passover and Easter occur separately as they have done this year. The reason of course is the method of calculation. 335 more words


Anne Elliott's FREE Biblical Feasts Ebook!!

This morning while cruising a few blogs, I found Anne Elliott’s post for a new ebook, simply titled, The Biblical Feasts(And, the printable cover… 149 more words

A Thought...

Passover and the Easter Vigil

Illustration:  “The descent from cross,” by Marc Chagall, oil on canvas, 1968-76.

“When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.  385 more words

Jewish Festival Holidays

I'll Drink to That!

Purim is a very interesting holiday.  It is one of a handful of holidays not in Torah; therefore, there are no commandments about observing the holiday.  420 more words

SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate Shavuot at Isabella Freedman, June 10-13

Shavuot is the time when the community gathers around the mountain, and makes pilgrimage to a holy place, for the ultimate transformative experience.   

—Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi ז”ל

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