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 NASO:

View Complete List

Out Of Control
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5772

Complexity
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5767

Ditto
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5757

Looking for a Chavrusah?

A Drink of Wine
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5769

…So We Are Blessed!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

Respectful Repeats
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5762

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Channeling Divine Light to the Entire World
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5771

Small Talk
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

Not The Same
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5765

ArtScroll

In the Wilderness
Shlomo Katz - 5768

Who Loves You!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5765

Messiah, Can I Keep My Rolls?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5761

> Buy Low, Sell High
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761

When Less Is Truly More
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5763

Eternal Gifts
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5761

My Torah
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5765



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