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How to count the omer - a guide to the ritual that occurs between Passover and Shavuot
The omer refers to the 49-day period between the second night of Passover and the holiday of Shavuot. This period marks the beginning of the barley harvest when, in ancient times, Jews would bring the first sheaves to the Temple as a means of...
Opposing BDS: Anti-BDS law can't be 'pro-Israel' if it tramples on free speech
NEW YORK (JTA)—If you’re a supporter of Israel and of the Jewish community, you should be very worried about a new executive order issued by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on June 5. While billed as an initiative to prevent New York state from... Full story