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The Big Countdown
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The Big Countdown

Why Jews count UP, not down.

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Published: April 11, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 10

(10) Paysach Krohn, April 25, 2010 12:28 PM

clever thought

nice original thought. Keep it up, you INSPIRE us all

(9) brian, April 15, 2010 6:31 PM

Brian again-Rav Pincus's answer

Rav Pincus's answer is much better. Rav Pincus says we are building ourselves, step by step, rung by rung, hence we count up.

(8) Anonymous, April 15, 2010 1:22 PM

MAZEL TOV!!!!

Mazel Tov to your son and his soon-to-be bride! May they be soulmates and have a long, happy, healthy, and fulfilling marriage, and bring many holy and pious Jews into the world!

(7) miriam, April 15, 2010 12:21 PM

on the mark!

we made a wedding and I pushed things off. and when I count sefiras haomer I feel like I wanted to change (and lose weight) over these 7 weeks and I already lost 2 weeks. so I definitely agree that counting up is the right way. Mazel Tov on your wedding.

(6) Anonymous, April 15, 2010 3:57 AM

Answer to "brain"

To answer your Q: What he's saying is that counting up reminds you how many days have passed since the beginning of Sefira. Ex: "Wow! its already been 14 days-- and how much have I accomplished?" VS. "Oh- 14 days remaining- I got time..."

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