Parashat Emor (Leviticus ) includes a variety of subjects – one of which is the holiday cycle and yearly calendar.
Right now we are in the midst of counting the Omer, the days between Passover and Shavuot. The omer is explained in a variety of places, including in this week’s text.
Rabbi Shimon Felix with The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel explains the Omer in “Our changing observance of the period between Passover and Shavuot reflects our sensitivity to the realities of our history.”
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