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Counting the Omer - Day 9

We’re in the second week of the 49-day Counting of the Omer. As I shared earlier, Aish HaTorah, an excellent Orthodox Jewish organization, has organized this counting around 7 important character traits that are part of all humanity. In preparation for Shavuot, when we received the Torah as a united nation, many people use the Omer

Counting the Omer - Day 6

Today is Day 6 of the Counting of the Omer. We’re in the first week of the 49-day Counting of the Omer. As I shared earlier, Aish HaTorah, an excellent Orthodox Jewish organization, has organized this counting around 7 important character traits that are part of all our humanity.  From Aish: The Omer is the 49-day

Counting the Omer - Day 5

We’re in the first week of the 49-day Counting of the Omer. As I shared earlier, Aish HaTorah, an excellent Orthodox Jewish organization, has organized this counting around 7 important character traits that are part of all our humanity. From Aish: The Omer is the 49-day period beginning ending the day before Shavuot. It is the

Counting the Omer - Day 4

Shalom Mishpochah, We’re in the first week of the 49-day Counting of the Omer. As I shared earlier, Aish HaTorah, an excellent Orthodox Jewish organization, has organized this counting around 7 important character traits that are part of all our humanity. Before I get into the trait for today, a bit more background is in

Counting the Omer - Day 3

Shalom Mishpochah, We’re in the first week of the 49-day Counting of the Omer. As I shared earlier, Aish HaTorah has organized this counting around 7 important character traits that are part of our humanity. I’ve added some thoughts from the B’rit Hadashah for us to consider. The first week focuses on Chesed, “loving kindness.”

Counting the Omer - Day 2

Day 2 ― Gevurah of Chesed: Discipline in Loving-kindness Healthy love must always include an element of discipline and discernment; a degree of distance and respect for another’s boundaries; an assessment of another’s capacity to contain your love. Love must be tempered and directed properly. Ask a parent who, in the name of love, has

Counting the Omer - Day 1

Shalom Mishpochah, I’m including some material from Aish HaTorah, an excellent Orthodox website, below. In addition to my very brief introduction, I’m including their content for the first and second days of the Counting of the Omer, since I got a late start on this. As I wrote yesterday, since the Torah connects Passover/Unleavened Bread/First Fruits with Shavuot (Leviticus

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From the Rabbi

9/10 From the Rabbi: To all of you that came to our Erev Rosh Hashanah service tonight, thank you. We had 77 folks which is great. It’s always nice to see so many friends, congregants and visitors.