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What is the counting of the Omer?
Starting from the second day of Passover, we are commanded to count forty-nine days. The fiftieth day is the holiday of Shavuot (outside the land of...

Why do we count the Omer?
Counting the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot (starting with the second day of Passover) is essentially a Biblical command: "You shall...

How do I count the Omer?
After nightfall -- [Preferably, the Omer is to be counted during the Maariv prayer, before the Aleinu. However, technically the Omer can be counted any...

Do women have to count the Omer?
A woman is required to fulfill all negative commandments (the "do not"s), but only those positive commandments ("do"s) which do not...

Why do we count the Omer at night? Why not in the morning?
The Mitzvah is to count each day as it enters. Since the "Jewish day" starts at nightfall, we do the Mitzvah at the first possible opportunity....

Is there anywhere online where I can count the Omer each day?
Sure. Go to http://www.chabad.org/holidays/sefirah/omer-count.asp. While you're at that site, sign up to receive daily e-mail Omer reminders. Once...

Why do people always say "*last night* was the x night of the Omer"?
Rabbi Yossi Greisman: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Straight: I asked someone what night of the Omer it was, and he...

What's the connection between the Omer and the Holy Temple?
According to most Halachic authorities, the counting of the Omer was a Biblical obligation only when the Omer sacrifice was actually offered in the Holy...

What do I do if I forgot to count the Omer one night?
1. If one did not count the Omer by Maariv, it can be done the entire night with a blessing.1 2. If one did not count the Omer throughout the night, one...

What is the spiritual significance of counting the Omer?
Let’s go back to the time of the exodus from Egypt. We were at a very low spiritual state. We had been so influenced by the immoral society of Egypt...

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