Passover During Coronavirus
Modelled on the Jewish practice of counting the Omer, this prayer is for those counting their days in quarantine or lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.
The name of this holiday has more to do with when it falls than what it is about.
The 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot has long been viewed as a time of great spiritual potential.
The blessing in transliteration and English.
Beliefs & Practices
Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.
This minor holiday — known for bonfires, weddings and haircuts — takes place about a month after Passover.
In mystical terms, this is a period of time leading to the unification of the male and female aspects of the Divine.
The days between Passover and Shavuot are considered a time of mourning.
The days between Passover and Shavuot are a time of great vulnerability and profound opportunity.
Our changing observance of the period between Passover and Shavuot reflects our sensitivity to the realities of our history.