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Counting the Omer

Dear Rabbi Simon, I just now remembered to count the Omer from last night! In looking at my watch, I see that it is now 20:07, and sunset (according to my app) is 20:05. However I think that I actually began the counting (with the short declaration of intent, “behold I am prepared and ready…”) […]

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Sefirah Shortcut

Q: Dear Rabbi, I have been conscientiously (albeit passively) adhering to the (halakhic) custom of not shaving or getting a haircut during the days of the ‘Omer. Having abstained from these activities for more than a month since before Pesach I am now feeling (and looking) shaggy and craving a shaving. When may I tend […]

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