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Counting the Omer

In Leviticus 23:15-16, the LORD commanded the Israelites to count fifty days from Pesach (Passover) to reach the festival of Shavu’ot (“Weeks”). That’s seven full weeks—forty-nine days—between the two festivals, with the fiftieth day being Shavu’ot. The Greek word for “fifty” is pentekonta, so the festival also […]

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Dry Bones: Hear the Word of the LORD!

On the Sabbath during Pesach (Shabbat Chol HaMo’ed) we read a special Haftarah reading from Ezekiel 37:1-14. This section of the Prophets details Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones. Ezekiel is commanded to prophesy unto the bones and as he does they join to form […]

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Passover Arrived But Not The Seder

Moses called to all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Draw forth or buy for yourselves one of the flock for your families, and slaughter the pesach-offering.” “It shall be that when you come to the land that Hashem will give you, as He has […]

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