Tag Archives: Fabrangen Havurah

The Journey Continues: The Three Weeks

Bob Rovinsky, who is preparing to lead Fabrangen‘s Tisha B’Av service, on July 15, writes: I have been thinking that we can enhance the important holiday of Tisha B’Av by extending it to the traditional “Three Weeks” that precede it, … Continue reading

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We Counted 48: New Territory

R. Joshua taught that the Torah is variegated in its growth, with Miriam the prophetess as one of its branches. [Skip to blog background. Skip to tonight’s omer count.]

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Reminder: Today Was 39

Today, May 4, is Day 39 of the Omer.

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We counted 35: Squeezing IN Life

The omer is considered by many Jews as a period of semi-mourning. Fabrangeners have discussed their struggles with this concept over the years in these posts. [Skip to blog background—Skip to tonight’s omer count.]

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We counted 20: Division/Gathering and White Space

Miriam the prophetess has learned that Rabbi Akiva’s teachings — the ones her brother was told would explain the crowns God affixed atop the Torah’s letters — emphasize God’s compassion, even in the face of apparent injustice/defects in creation. As … Continue reading

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Reminder: Saturday Is 18

Today, Saturday, April 13, is the 18th Day of the omer, making two weeks and four days.

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God Shows Miriam the Prophetess E-Learning: One New Tale for the Omer

You might know the story of Moses and God exploring the future of Torah study, with God “sitting and making crowns for the letters [of the Torah]” and then showing Moses the 2nd Century CE classroom of Akiva ben Joseph. … Continue reading

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