Parashat Emor (You shall tell)
In this section we are commanded to count the Omer. Every day between Pesach and Shavuot we add one more day.
In Biblical times this mitzvah expressed a strong agricultural relationship between the people of Israel and its land.
How can the Jews who live outside of Israel relate to this mitzvah, too?
I strongly believe that counting the Omer expresses our deep desire to be further from Egypt and closer to Sinai.
Every day that passes we are less slaves and more a holy people.
Rabbi Fabian Werbin
In memory of my beloved mother and teacher Miriam Rachel bat Israel Itzchak Z"L