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Counting the Days

Parshat Bamidbar (Numbers 1:1-4:20)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/old_stories/article/counting_the_days_20010525

Sunday evening the Jewish world begins its celebration of Shavuot (which literally means weeks). In preparation for the holiday, the Torah orders us to count 49 days (seven weeks) from the second night of Passover until the festival's start.

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