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Lag BaOmer: Sparks of Joy Lighting Up the Darkness

Lag BaOmer: Sparks of Joy Lighting Up the Darkness

Lag Ba’Omer is the 33rd day of the 49-day count between Passover, when a barley wave offering was presented in the Temple, and the holiday of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), when an offering of two loaves of wheat bread was brought in the...

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Mourning During the Omer

Mourning During the Omer

There is nothing that is more joyous than being taken out of bondage by the hand of God. But immediately following the celebration of Passover, Jews enter the seven-week period of the Omer which is traditionally a period of austerity and...

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The Counting of the Omer

The Counting of the Omer

On the night after the Passover Seder, the second night of Passover (the 16th of Nisan), Jews begin to perform the commandment of counting the seven complete weeks of the Omer which culminates in the pilgrimage festival of Shavuot on the...

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