Counting and Anniversaries
Two Divrei Torah for Shavuot 5775

Aviva Richman, Ethan Tucker

Read and listen to two divrei Torah on Shavuot written by Mechon Hadar faculty:

  • Counting Up, by Ethan Tucker:
    • Why do we count the Omer (the seven week period between Pesah and Shavuot) aloud, with a blessing? Why do we count up instead of down?
  • How Do We Celebrate Our Anniversary?, by Aviva Richman:
    • Why is the celebration of Shavuot so different from that of Simhat Torah?

For the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas.

Counting Up
(audio/mpeg, 8.32MB)

How Do We Celebrate Our Anniversary?
(audio/mpeg, 6.51MB)

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