The use of sherry vinegar, cumin, and oranges speaks volumes about the Iberian influence on the cooking of South America.
An omer is a measure of grain, in this case, barley. In the days of Temple worship, we were to bring the first sheaf of barley to the Temple, followed by other items, as a sacrifice (Leviticus 9–14).
This year at our Passover seder, I experienced something deeply powerful which I had not felt in the context of Passover before.
"15th of Shevat;" New Year of the Trees; Jewish Arbor Day, which is a minor festival.