Mo’edim: Sefirat HaOmer – Counting of the Omer

Shalom, everyone! Sefirat HaOmer or the "Counting of the Omer" is the verbal counting of each of the days between the first yom tov (day of rest) of the Chag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread) and Shavuot (Feast of Weeks). YAH commanded in the Torah that the Nation of Yisra'el were to begin counting the days from the day … Continue reading Mo’edim: Sefirat HaOmer – Counting of the Omer

Mo’edim: Pesach and Chag HaMatzot (Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread) #Pesach #Passover #Matzah #UnleavenedBread

Shalom, everyone! The biblical holidays of Pesach (Passover) and Chag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread), both collectively known as Pesach in modern times, are observed each year beginning on the 14th day of Nisan (Aviv), and lasts seven days ending on 21st day of Nisan (Aviv). These holidays are celebrated to commemorate the deliverance of our ancestors, B'nei Yisrael, from … Continue reading Mo’edim: Pesach and Chag HaMatzot (Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread) #Pesach #Passover #Matzah #UnleavenedBread

Mo’edim: Rosh Chodesh (“Beginning of the Month”) #NewMoon #RoshChodesh

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh, which means "new moon," "head of the month," or "beginning of the month," is the name for the first day of each month on the Hebrew calendar. In ancient pre-exilic Israel, the event of Rosh Chodesh was triggered by the sighting of the first visible/waxing crescent moon each lunar month. Rosh Chodesh is considered a minor biblical holiday, … Continue reading Mo’edim: Rosh Chodesh (“Beginning of the Month”) #NewMoon #RoshChodesh