Jewish Rituals and Symbols

When a Song Transmits a Priority

D'Var Torah By: Cantor Jill Abramson

On Yom Rishon shel Pesach (first day of Passover), we read "And you shall explain to your child on that day, 'It is because of what Adonai did for me when I went free from Egypt.'" (Ex 13:8). How can we best explain to our children this enduring lesson of Passover?

The Omer: Finding Hope and Wisdom in the Counting of Time

Rabbi Allison Berry
Counting is never more important than between Passover and Shavuot; we call this ritual counting the Omer. Each day we recite a blessing marking that this period of time is meant to be one time of reflection, revelation, and change.