Omer Counting

Well, Pesach is over and the next big holiday coming up is Shavuot. More celebrations, more fun. But, what do you do until Shavuot? you might ask. I’ll tell you… We count. Yes, that’s right, we count the days from Passover to Shavuot. It’s called Counting the Omer. Every night we count and say a blessing. There’s a few other restrictions, too, no weddings, no listening to instrumental music, and no shaving or haircuts, at least, not until Lag B’Omer (the 33rd day of the count). As you probably guessed, Lag B’Omer is a big celebration day in a lot of communities and in Israel.

Happy Counting!


Post by Miss Eileen aka GoofingOff

1 comment:

Meredith Laskow said...

nice explanation, Eileen!