Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Special Days

66: Counting the Omer

"And you shall count for yourselves from the day after Pesach... seven full weeks." (Vayikra 23:15)

We have a mitzvah to count the Omer every evening for forty-nine days, beginning on the second night of Pesach and continuing until Shavuos.

Shavuos is the day on which we accepted the Torah, and each year we re- accept the Torah on this day. We need forty-nine days to prepare for this day.

The Sefer HaChinuch (mitzvah 306) explains that the purpose of life is to study and fulfill the Torah. That is why we were redeemed from Egypt. We count from the second day of Pesach until the day we received the Torah to demonstrate and develop a great yearning for that awesome and inspiring day.


Text Copyright 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 


ARTICLES ON MIKETZ AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

Tears
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5767

Basic Concepts and Laws
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5761

In the nick of time
Shlomo Katz - 5770

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Yosef Was Rushed From The Pit
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5764

A Higher Calling
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5759

Non Negotiable Part II
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5765

ArtScroll

Dreamers and Doers
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5758

A Mysterious Ending
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

Everyday Miracles
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764

> Those Small Jars
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5758

Waning or Waxing
Rabbi Label Lam - 5774

Vengeance vs. Conciliations
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Seeing the Plan to Fruition
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5763

The Fall of Communism
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5758

Don't Forget the Butler
Shlomo Katz - 5758

Yehuda, Yosef and Chanukah
Shlomo Katz - 5763



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information