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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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Ten Tips for a Smooth-Sailing Seder

Passover Seders take a long time. That is a scientifically proven fact. But there is no sense in making them drag on longer than they need to be. And even though they do take a lot of time, they don’t have to feel like an eternity. Although […]

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