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Beginning on the eve of the second day of Pesach, we are instructed by our tradition to count the days of the “Omer” until the fiftieth day, which is when the first wheat crop would be harvested.
That is also the Jewish holiday of Shavuot when, according to our tradition, the Jewish People received the Torah at Mt. Sinai. The counting of the Omer is a bridge between Pesach and Shavuot – between a moment of liberation and a moment of self-definition and direction at the beginning of our evolution as a religious civilization.
Last year more than 500 participants and commentators participated in the JRF Online Omer Study Initiative. The year before that 350.
This year our focus will be on Sustainability (balancing environmental, social, economic and spiritual life in our congregations and larger communities). See the text packet atached to this post.
Rabbis, Hazzanim (cantors), Educators and members of JRF congregations will comment on classic Jewish texts in the light of the sustainability work being done in their congregations.We are excited about the upcoming teaching during the Omer period between Passover and Shavuot.Related links:
|Omer Text Study Packet 2007.pdf||172.67 KB|