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Why We Must Stand Tall to Count Up


Why We Must Stand Tall to Count Up

The mitzvah of Sefirat HaOmer is individually performed each year as we reckon the opening days of Israel's harvest; counting up from Pesach to Shavuot. Curiously, a time-honored and sacred tradition emphasizes that this “counting” must be performed when in upright “standing” position. By tracing back to a wide range of early sources, we develop a deeper appreciation of this rule; and ultimately emerge with a solid understanding of why our physical posture has important bearing on our duty to verbalize the daily count.
Halacha, Minhag, Counting of the Omer

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