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Every Moment Is Precious

11 Nissan 5742 • April 4, 1982

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Every Moment Is Precious: 11 Nissan 5742 • April 4, 1982

The mitzvah of counting the Omer is to count the days from Passover until Shavuos, when the Omer offering was brought in the Temple. Each day has a purpose. Whether it leads up to the Omer offering or it is an ordinary day of life, we must look at the clock, and ask ourselves, “Am I using my time properly, to fulfill my mission in this world?”
Numbers; Counting, Counting of the Omer, Time Management, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Every Moment Is Precious
11 Nissan 5742 • April 4, 1982
Disc 9, Program 35

Event Date: 11 Nissan 5742 - April 04, 1982

The Mitzvah of counting the Omer is to count the days from Passover until Shavuos, when the Omer offering was brought in the Temple.

This Mitzvah is puzzling, as we normally count things to determine if we have lost anything or whether we should add or subtract to what we have. The one thing in the world which a person cannot lose, add to or subtract from, is time. Why do we count something which we cannot control?

Each day has a purpose. Whether it leads up to the Omer offering or it is an ordinary day of life, we must look at the clock, and ask ourselves, “Am I using my time properly, to fulfill my mission in this world?”

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Anonymous Guilford, CT via jewishoreline.org May 19, 2008

Counting the Omer The Rebbe's intensity and authenticity is breath-taking. Someone who didn't know what "Omer" meant will now count it daily. Reply

Naomi S. Paul, MN May 14, 2008

Moments It is incredible to see the Rebbe speak on this approach to time management that he himself modeled every day. Reply

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