Lag B’Omer: Celebrating someone else’s death??!

On Lag B’Omer, we celebrate [Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai’s] life’s work which gave us the opportunity to access the infinite depths of the Torah

Pesach Sheni: The Holiday of Second Chances

“Pesach Sheni, the holiday of second chances, reminds us that we can always change our steps and return home.

Rosh Chodesh Iyar

Today is the first day of the month of Iyar (אייר). Our sages explain that the acronym for this month is: “I am Hashem, your healer”

Better Living Through Counting | SECRETS of the Omer

“We start counting the Omer on the second night, because after having experienced a total cleansing of all ego, now we can start replacing our emotions, our character, one step at a time, but this time, without ego.

Sefirat HaOmer – A Unique Opportunity for Self-Refinement

The period of Sefirat HaOmer offers us a unique opportunity to work on improving our midot (character traits).

Sefirat Ha’Omer/Counting of the Omer

We are commanded to count seven weeks from the time that the omer, the new barley offering, was brought in the Beit HaMikdash.

A Spiritual Guide to the Counting of the Omer: Forty-Nine Steps to Personal Refinement

“With the mitzvah of counting the 49 days, known as Sefirat Ha’Omer, the Torah invites us on a journey into the human psyche, into the soul.

A Passover Dictionary: What Do All These Strange Hebrew Terms Mean?

“On the night before Passover (this year…on Thursday night, April 14th), the Jewish people gather in their homes at sundown and begin searching for any remaining chametz.

Pesach Seder

We conduct the seder using a Haggadah, which means “telling.” The Haggadah facilitates the retelling of the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Also, it guides participants through the ritual-rich Seder meal, indicating when and how to perform each ritual.

Sell Your Chametz

One of the prime elements of the Passover Holiday is the removal of leaven products, known as ‘Chametz’ from one’s possession.