Monday, May 10, 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate Shavuot! Reason #4

Need another reason to celebrate Shavuot? Check this one out!


Reason #4:

Concludes the Counting of the Omer

We count a Week of Weeks – (7 X 7 Days = 49 Days) starting on the 2nd day of Pesach. On the 50th Day, we celebrate Shavuot.

The Counting of the Omer symbolizes the time between our Exodus from Egypt and the receiving of Torah. Anticipation for this exciting moment is great!

1 comment:

rivster said...

Yes! I love the mindfulness of this season. Each day is a deliberate step away from bondage towards freedom. And knowledge. And Sinai.

Is is just a weird rabbi thing that I really do feel a heightened anticipation in this final week??