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Sefirah (Counting of the Omer) – Getting Prepared to Receive the Torah

There are forty-nine days or seven weeks between the Jewish holidays of Pesach, commonly known in English as Passover, and Shavuot. According to Jewish custom, these days are to be counted aloud. This counting is known as “counting of the Omer.” The seven weeks or forty-nine days is known as Sefirah. The exact beginning or end of this period is ...

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