Observing the commandments between man and fellow man must be every person's highest priority all year long - especially so during the Counting of the Omer.
In life we have to count. When we want something, we wait and count, we set goals and count. Counting is a part of life.
Acquiring the Torah is a daily task, not a one-time event. Shavuot was the catalyst for the regular, thorough work of receiving the Torah every day.
Last year was the second year that I counted all the way through. But what is the inner significance or meaning of why each day needed to be counted?
What makes us uniquely human? Are we, as the scientific and atheistic world say, just accidental evolutionary creatures with no obvious purpose?
In the time of the Bait Hamikdash (The Holy Temple), on the second day of Pesach / Passover, (the 16th of Nisan), the Korbon "Omer" was offered.
"Lag" means 33. On the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer (Lag B'Omer), we stop our mourning for the day...
True freedom, which includes liberty from social pressure and bodily urges, comes only from Torah. The Counting of the Omer is our countdown to discovering ourselves...
"This clock tells us that we are one hour closer to the coming of Mashiach and the Final Redemption," Reb Yissachar Dov continued. "When I heard this clock's...
The 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot is a propitious time for working on our character traits. Read an amazing, true story that illustrates the life-giving Chessed of making others feel needed.