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For the Omer why do we count the days past and not days to come?

Rabbi Avi: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...How are you today and what is your question for me? belle: Why do we count the omer up, instead of...

What is the Omer?

1. The Omer Offering On the second day of Passover the “Omer” offering was offered in the Holy Temple. The offering consisted of an...

Is it permissable to cut finger or toe nails during the Omer?

Rabbi Yossi Turk: Bienvenidos Welcome. Un minuto ya lo atiendo. I'll be with you in a moment... Zalmen: Shalom aleichem Zalmen: Is it permissable to cut...

What's the connection between Passover and Shavuot?

Rabbi Latowicz: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...Jewish Woman: Was the loaves that were brought on Shavuous in the Holy Temple from the barley...

Can one take music lessons during the Omer period?

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:)Dinah: if we cant listen to music [Ed. note: during the Omer period. See What exactly is prohibited during...

Can you recommend any good books on Pirkei Avot (Ethics of Our Fathers)?

Literally thousands of books have been written, explaining the timeless wisdom of Pirkei Avot. The following two books offer the chassidic perspective:...

Why is it customary to study Ethics of our Fathers during the Omer period?

Firstly, let's talk a little about this custom: Pirkei Avot (Ethics of our Fathers) contains six chapters,* and there are six Shabbatot between...

Where can I find Avot (Ethics of Our Fathers) on the web?

http://www.chabad.org/library/article.asp?AID=5708

What exactly is prohibited during the Omer mourning period?

During the days of mourning it is forbidden to: 1. Get married.1 2.  Take a haircut or shave. [A practicing rabbi should be consulted if one feels...

Can a wedding celebrating the second marriage of both spouses be scheduled for the Omer?

No, you will have to wait just a little bit longer... During the Omer we refrain from having joyous events, and a second marriage is quite a happy event.