Ways of counting time: The Omer controversy

As the second part of the period of Counting the Omer begins, a deeper look at what it means.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks ,

UK Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
UK Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
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Below is a recording of a shiur I delivered in 2016 to over 500 yeshiva and seminary students at Aish HaTorah's amazing building overlooking the Kotel in Jerusalem.

The shiur looked at the mitzvah of Sefirat HaOmer and was entitled "Ways of Counting Time: The Omer Controversy". You can watch the video below and download the accompanying mekorot (source sheet) if you wish here.

Sending you all my blessings and best wishes,

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth 1991-2013 and is a member of the House of Lords since 2009. He has authored many books on Judaic thought, appears regularly in the British and other media and has kindly allowed us to post his essays on the Sabbath Torah reading as well as his other posts.



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