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Counting the OmerRav Dovid gives a daily halacha at the Wall Street Synagogue in Lower Manhattan.
This series covers Sefirat HaOmer.
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Haircuts for Rosh Chodesh Iyar Shabbos
A special situation: when Rosh Chodesh Iyar falls on Shabbos, some poskim allow a haircut in honor of the combined Rosh Chodesh Shabbat.
Sources: OC 493:2; MB 493:5
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The Offering of the Omer
A look at the omer as brought at the Beis HaMikdash.
Sources: Menachot 10
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The Preparation of the Omer Offering
A look at the omer offering as brought at the Beis HaMikdash.
Sources: Menachot 10
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Friday Haircuts when Lag B'Omer is on Sunday
If Lag B'Omer falls on Sunday, there are some leniencies available for Ashkenazim with regard to haircuts on Erev Shabbos.
Sources: OC 493:1-2; MB 493:5-6,8-9
In memory of Mendel Meyer ben Motel on the occasion of his Yahrzeit and for a refuah shleimah for Chaim Bear ben Perel Yitta.
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Summary of the Halachot of Sefirat HaOmer
Overview and summary of the various halachot regarding Sefirat HaOmer.
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The 14th of Iyar is Pesach Sheini, the "Second Passover." What is this minor holiday about?
Sources: Num 9:1-14
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Sefirat HaOmer and Self-Improvement
Sefirat HaOmer has become a period when we work on improving ourselves in preparation for receiving the Torah on Shavuot.
Sources: OC 493:4; MB 493:18-19; Shaar HaTziun 493:16
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Mourning During Sefirat HaOmer
Why is the Omer period a time of semi-mourning? Rabbi Akiva's 12,000 pairs of students.
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Various Mistakes in Counting; The Din of Chadash
What if you forget to count? What if you aren't sure? Also: the din of chadash.
Sources: OC 489:7-10; MB 489:35-38,44-45
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How early can you count Omer? Must you have kavanah?
Can you count after Shkiya? Plag HaMincha? What if you start the brocha thinking today is the 4th day but it is actually the 5th?
Sources: OC 489:3-6; MB 489:17,29,32; Beur Halacha d.h. "Mib'od yom"; Shaar HaTziun 489:37
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How and when do we count Omer?
What if you count days but not weeks or vice versa? What if you count before dark?
Sources: OC 489:1-2; MB 489:7-9,11,14-15
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Introduction to Sefirat HaOmer
Why do we count the Omer? Is it d'oraita or d'rabbanan?
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