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The daily Sefira insight - Day #26

The daily Sefira insight - Day #26

Educator and musician Rabbi Shlomo Katz presents a daily glimpse into the ideas and insights behind the counting of the Omer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/05/2019 18:35
Make your time count! Omer calendar 5779

Make your time count! Omer calendar 5779

Download the Omer calendar 5779, accompanied by life-changing ideas. The Omer is counted daily from the second night of Passover until Shavuot, 49 days later. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 24/04/2019 07:41
Firefighters banned from growing beards during the Omer

Firefighters banned from growing beards during the Omer

Firefighting commissioner orders religious firefighters not to grow a beard during Omer despite existence of masks which accommodate beards.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/04/2019 14:09
IDF doesn't recognize 'Traditional'?

IDF doesn't recognize 'Traditional'?

IDF soldiers defining themselves 'Traditional' and not shaving during Omer period forced to shave or jailed.Mordechai Sones, 06/05/2018 14:19
Counting up, counting down

Counting up, counting down

Lag Ba'Omer marks the end of the sad customs of the period of sefira. Do we count ba'Omer or la'OmerRabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 03/05/2018 02:35
Waving away the conflict

Waving away the conflict

The idea of waving the omer, known as tenufa, is something we see several times in the Torah. What does it signify?Rabbi Dr. Darrell Ginsberg, 27/04/2018 17:03
A step by step primer of Passover  laws 5778

A step by step primer of Passover laws 5778

From ridding the house of leavened products to the counting of the Omer and the last days of the holiday, this primer will tell you how to do it right.Rabbi Baruch Efrati, 26/03/2018 09:11
Rav Wozner, Rav Kook and the Omer

Rav Wozner, Rav Kook and the Omer

The Jewish people as a synergetic entity.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch, 11/04/2015 23:44
Watch: Historic Omer Offering Held in Jerusalem

Watch: Historic Omer Offering Held in Jerusalem

Temple Institute holds reenactment of new barley offering on same day it was performed in Holy Temple thousands of years ago.Ari Yashar, 08/04/2015 12:59
Swastika Graffitied on Monument in Omer

Swastika Graffitied on Monument in Omer

Swastika and anti-Semitic slurs in Arabic scrawled on monument for fallen IDF soldiers of southern town of Omer over the weekend.Cynthia Blank, 05/04/2015 15:01
Egged Drops 'Omer Count' on Buses After Criticism

Egged Drops 'Omer Count' on Buses After Criticism

Bus company decides to halt a notification service that reminds passengers to 'count the Omer,' after criticism of 'irrelevant information'.Yaakov Levi, 27/04/2014 17:47
Secular Israelis Learn to Count the Omer on TV

Secular Israelis Learn to Count the Omer on TV

For the first time, Israel television will be broadcasting educational segments relating to the counting of the Omer David Lev, 02/04/2013 21:19