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Counting the Omer

Missed Day of the Omer - I spaced out and missed counting one day of the Omer. Am I allowed to continue counting? More

Lag B'Omer

Why Celebrate Lag B'Omer? - I have a question about Lag B'Omer. I've heard this is the day when all of Rabbi Akiva's students stopped dying. But why should we celebrate? This must be a sad day since there were no more students left.... More

Mourning

A Cappella - I know we don’t listen to music during the Three Weeks and Sefirah, as well as mourners. What about a cappella? Some groups even use their voices to mimic instrumentation, and I can hardly tell I’m not... More

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