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[streaming] Tuesdays at 2! Counting the Omer with Rabbi Cynthia Hoffman
April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The spring harvest begins at Passover time. In biblical times, sheaves of the new crop were brought to Jerusalem and prepared and eaten there in thanksgiving for G-d’s bounty. The Omer (a measure of grain) was brought daily and counted for forty-nine days until the onset of Shavuot. This ceremony is still commemorated in the counting of the Omer, a nightly blessing and count for seven full weeks starting from the second night of Passover.
Each night addresses a different combination of traits. Counting the days becomes the bridge from the social liberation that occurred on Passover to the constitution of freedom accepted and ratified at Sinai.
Rabbi Cynthia Hoffman was ordained at Aleph and lives in Davis. She is a teacher and is looking forward to participating in this talk, and in further talks about the Ba’al Shem Tov, in which she has a special interest.
What to learn more prior to April 7? Go to the website for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
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