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)

Guest blog post by Danielle Bryant During the first few days of June I decided to sign up for a Jewish social justice ten-day vacation to Thailand with a program called Justifi. While there I helped young Thai children learn English and simultaneously soaked up Thai culture. It was a life-changing experience that was so […]

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ח׳ באלול ה׳תשע״ו (September 11, 2016)