The Mitzvah of Counting the Omer

The Mitzvah of Counting the Omer The Torah states (Vayikra 21, 15): “And you shall count for yourselves, from the day following the Shabbat, from the day the waved Omer offering is brought, seven complete weeks shall they be.” Our Sages (Menachot 65b) have a tradition that the “day following the Shabbat” refers to the day following the first day of Pesach which is a … Continue reading The Mitzvah of Counting the Omer

Sefirat HaOmer

A “Sefirat HaOmer” chart by Aharon Varady in the design of Lauren Deutsch, following the color correspondences of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l. Each of the seven weeks and days of the Omer is represented by one of the seven lower Sephirot: Ḥesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzaḥ, Hod, Yesod, and Malkhut, the creative emanations all the worlds were created and continually sustained, as taught in the Kabbalistic … Continue reading Sefirat HaOmer