Dear Friends of Beantown Jewish Gardens, We hope that you all had a meaningful and enjoyable Passover, and are enjoying the emergence of spring! As is counted in Jewish time, we are now in the seven weeks of counting the Omer, leading to the spring harvest holiday of Shavuot. We are launching our own Omer Campaign […]

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ל׳ בניסן ה׳תשפ״א (April 12, 2021)

God sets peace on your borders, and satisfies you with choice wheat. ​​​​​​​ (Psalms 147:14) During this period between Passover and Shavuot, there’s a Jewish tradition called “counting the Omer.” What’s the Omer? It’s the 49 day period between Passover and Shavuot. In ancient times, this was also the period of time in between the […]

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ח׳ באייר ה׳תשע״ט (May 13, 2019)

Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land that I am giving to you and you reap its harvest, you shall bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest. (Leviticus 23:109) In the spring, after Passover, when Jews began to harvest barley, the first sheaf (omer) of […]

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י״ט בניסן ה׳תשע״ח (April 4, 2018)