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We Counted 30: Modeling Respect, part 2

When we left Rabbi Akiva, he’d been studying until he “learned the whole Torah. Then he went and sat before R. Eliezer and R. Joshua” to learn the Mishnah. [Skip to blog background. Skip to tonight’s omer count.] Advertisements

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We counted 23: Stopping for Directions

Are we there yet? Should we stop for directions? [Skip to blog background. Skip to tonight’s omer count. Miriam and the White Space] In the New American Haggadah, Lemony Snicket explains Passover: The story of liberation is one that is … Continue reading

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Tonight Count 24

Today is Day Twenty-Three of the omer. Tonight’s count is below. Seems a good day to revisit Rabbi Akiva and his 24,000 students lost to a plague based in disrespect (see Day 17). A link concerning non-yeshiva chevruta study programs … Continue reading

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Tonight Count 23

Today is Day 22. Tonight’s count is below. This thought is shared by Judy Beltz. Seeking to prepare for Revelation on Shavuot, I decided to do a mitzvah [commandment] a day with kavanah [intention] and mindfulness and do some daily … Continue reading

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Day 27

Today, April 25, is Day 26. Tonight’s count is below. Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik taught: When one counts, one ushers in a continuum… At any position in which you find yourself while counting, you have to be aware of two … Continue reading

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Day Twenty-Four

Today, April 22, is Day Twenty-Three of the omer. Tonight’s count is below. Seems a good day to revisit Rabbi Akiva and his 24,000 students lost to a plague based in disrespect (see Day 17). A link concerning non-yeshiva chevruta … Continue reading

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Day Eleven of the Omer

Today is day ten, making one week and three days of the Omer. Tonight, April 9, we count Day Eleven. And so, here is a thought brought to you the number 11 (AKA “xi”) and the Letter M (the 11th … Continue reading

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