Perhaps one of the most difficult mitzvahs to fulfill properly is the counting of the Omer, which requires that each sequential day be counted (after nightfall) without missing a day—from the second night of Passover all the way until the eve of Shavuot. In addition to remembering to count on each of 49 consecutive nights, the counter needs to verbalize that night’s count and the corresponding Kabbalistic formula—all that before daybreak, or at least, before sunset the following evening.
Daily Archives: April 9, 2018
Thousands marched in Crown Heights to protest of the death of Saheed Vassell, a man with a mental illness who was shot by police while brandishing a pipe resembling a gun, while many residents and neighbors of the man agreed with the NYPD’s actions in the encounter.
Every Shabbos afternoon, in the Central Marina Roscha Shul of Moscow where Rabbi Berel Lazar davens, there is a Chevra Tehillim for children. Each year on Chol Hamoed Pesach they go on a special trip that includes saying Birkas HaIlanos, an enjoyable attraction, and prizes for the outstanding students.
Rabbi Shmuel Lesches, Magid Shiur in the Yeshiva Gedola of Melbourne, Australia, has compiled a guide to the laws of Sefiras Ha’omer for the benefit of the wider Lubavitch community.