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Counting the Omer with Dr Chighel

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Counting the Omer with Dr Chighel

A fun and informative peek into how and why we count the Omer between Pesach and Shavuot. In the 49-day period of the Omer, each day is another refinement of a particular emotional virtue represented in Kabbalah by the lower seven Sefirot. Each virtue is a sublimation of a corresponding vice.
Counting of the Omer

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GEE Sazonov Somerdale April 12, 2021

The concept of serving Hashem with the evil inclination seems paradoxical. How something evil, dark or shadowy be willing to serve Him? Thanks for the great video! Reply

Howie Wiseman Toronto April 11, 2021

Nicely explained and so evocative as a system within which to examine the finer points...from one of the brothers of Ron Wiseman :) Reply

Robbie April 11, 2021

The wattage just got turned up a notch! I've missed your videos.. hope to see more soon :):) Reply

Joan Johnson April 10, 2021

I am so happy to see some of the old faces/authors during Passover and now with this piece. I was worried they had disappeared with COVID. Nice to see some of you back. 😊 Reply

Paul Olayide April 10, 2021

Thank you Rabbi, thank you so much, you open great good doors of blessings. Reply

Rose Roth Coconut Creek via mychabadcenter.org April 10, 2021

Was encouraged. even at my age to do more studying. Reply

Lisa Meyer Florida April 9, 2021

Excellent explanation. Very interesting as well. Love your enthusiasm. You are a great teacher! Thank you. Reply

Anonymous Athens April 9, 2021

Brillant! Reply

Jerry london April 8, 2021

brilliantly and clearly explained with great concision and friendliness. Thank you. Reply

Anonymous london May 1, 2020

beautifully explained. thank you Reply

Faryl Zaslansky Johannesburg May 15, 2018

Thank you for the learning and fun! Reply

Moshe Winner Brooklyn May 14, 2018

fantastic as usual

instead of saying today is Day1, Day2, ... Day40, etc.

is it halachikly preferrable to say "today is 1 DAY to the omer, today is 2 DAYS... today is 40 DAYS" etc.

which implies that today i have with me all of the 40 days. Reply

Susan Levitsky May 9, 2018

Where did the Jews wandering in the desert get all that wheat for counting the Omer? Reply

Yossi Idyllwild, CA May 9, 2018

Once again, Rabbi, your knowledge, and teaching ability are amazing. Thank you. Reply

Alti Vitbesker Toronot, Ontarion, Canada May 9, 2018

Counting the Omer with Dr. Chigel Thank you Dr. Chigel. What about the intellectual sefiros — chochmah, bina, and da’as? I’d like to learn more about them.

Your video was beautiful and informative. I greatly enjoyed, and I’d love to see more! Reply

Shoshana jerusalem May 8, 2018

Thank you. I enjoyed this video very much-both the content and the presentation. But your picture of the Hebrew slaves is not accurate. Chazel tell us that the Jews did not change their mode of dress-and they certainly did not wear immodest clothing as portrayed in your picture. Reply

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