Monday, May 07, 2018

When does Counting the Omer begin?

NOTED BELATEDLY FOR LAG B'OMER: When Does Counting the Omer Begin? (Prof. Marvin A. Sweeney and Dr. Rabbi Zev Farber,
The omer or “sheaf” offering takes place ממחרת השבת, “after the Shabbat” (Leviticus 23:15). Jewish interpreters have debated the exact meaning of this phrase for two millennia, resulting in all four possible dates being adopted by one Jewish sect or another.

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