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Omer Offering, The

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Omer Offering, The: (lit. a biblical measure of approx. 43 oz.) the formal counting of the 49 days from the second day of Passover -- when the Omer offering was brought in the Holy Temple -- to the eve of Shavuot, signifying our preparation for the receiving of the Torah on the holiday of Shavuot.
Grain from a newly planted crop (Chadash) may not be consumed prior to the offering of the ‘Omer’ in the Temple on the second day of Passover. No grain of the new crop may be brought to the Temple as an offering prior to the ‘Two Loaves’ offered on Shavou...
The underlying principles of the mitzvah of Sefirat HaOmer
This presentation pioneers a novel approach to understanding the underlying principles of the biblical commandment to “Count the Omer.” Following the initial point of departure; demonstrating the need to frame the “counting” as a continuation and natural ...
Parshat Emor
A deeper look at the counting of the Omer, and the distinctive laws governing the Omer offering and the Shavuot offering. (Based on Likkutei Sichos, vol. 32, p. 134.)
This class explains in detail the mitzvah of the Omer offering which marks the beginning of the seven-week period of ‘the counting of the Omer’.
The Torah’s Great Omission
Ask any child what we celebrate on Shavuot, and the obvious answer is the giving of the Torah at Sinai; yet the Torah makes no mention of it. How do we make sense of this glaring omission?
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