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  • Torah portion: Judging the entire person

    May 18, 2016 | 10:18 am

    The Omer period is a time of tremendous din (judgment) that marks the loss of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students. How can we dance on Lag b’Omer, then, right in the middle of this dark season? 

    The festival centers around our celebration of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Who is he that we...

  • Counting Omer, Counting Reasons

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    April 30, 2014 | 10:16 am

    Today, May 2, is the 17th day of the Omer. Following the practice set forth in this week’s parasha, we have been counting the day of the Omer since the second day of Passover, and will continue to do so until we reach the 49th day of the Omer, when we will celebrate the festival of...