Counting of the Omer
Pesach - Counting the Omer
What is the reason for counting the omer? When, according to the Torah we are obligated to count the days from Passover to Shavuot. On the second day of Passover, in the days of the Temple, an omer of barley was cut down and brought to the Temple as an offering. What is the significance of this grain offering referred to as the Omer? Rabbi Gottlieb teaches us the profound meaning of counting the omer
Understanding the Omer
Is there a connection between the seemingly separate occasions of the Omer offering and Shavuot?
How Would You Feel If the Researchers About to Cure Cancer Died in a Plane Crash?
Imagine thousands of researchers who gathered together about to discover the cure to cancer, when they were all killed in a horrible plane crash
Think Before You Act, The Rewards are Double
"If we think before counting the Omer, the mitzvah will be more potent and our reward double”
Counting Our Way to Better People
What is the message of Counting the Omer? Learn how utilize the opportunity of Counting the Omer to grow and become a better person
The Secret of the Omer
What is the purpose of counting the Omer? What is the reason we don’t listen to music and have haircuts during the days of the Omer? In a fascinating lecture, Rabbi Kaplan explains how to apply the lessons of the Omer to our lives
Why We Count the Omer
Why do we count up towards Shavuot and not count down? Rabbi Friedman on the purpose and significance of Counting the Omer.
Counting the Omer - Part 2
Rabbi Glaser explains how to utilize the days of Counting the Omer to develop your spiritual growth
Counting the Omer - Part 1
What is the purpose and significance of Counting the Omer? Rabbi Glaser illustrates how Counting the Omer impacts our personal lives and spiritual growth
Counting the Omer - An Auspicious Season for Change
Sefirah is a time of positive energy for working on ourselves
The Omer – Mourning the Loss of Torah
During the Omer, we are not mourning the deaths of Rabbi Akiva's students, rather the devastating loss of Torah that came about as a result of their deaths
The Essence of the Month of Iyar
The month of Iyar is the only month in which the Omer is counted every day. It has a large number of both physical and spiritual workdays.
Counting the Omer
What is the purpose of counting the Omer? What is the significance of the number seven in Judaism? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates on the laws and customs regarding the counting of the Omer