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The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 

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How to count the omer!

Each day between the beginning of Passover and Shavuot gets counted, 49 days in all, 7 weeks of seven days. Here are the words we say and some of the meaning behind the ritual.

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Birkat Ha-ilanot

Once a year there is Jewish custom is to say a special blessing on flowering fruit trees. It happens in spring, especially during the Omer, but it's also a good teaching for Tu Bish'vat. You'll also find some other good tree texts here.

Dremlen Feygl "Dreaming Birds" – Yom Hashoah

A lullaby from the Vilna ghetto.

Yom Ha'atsmaut ~

Two entries: A Mizrachi Hatikva, and thoughts about JNF and planting trees.

27th of Iyyar: Rainbow Day

What can we do to commemorate the rainbow covenant of the Noah story? What rituals, liturgies, actions? Read (and record) suggestions here.

A Stolner Dance Nigun for the second Seder and the Omer

This nigun is sung for hours on the second night of Pesach after counting the Omer for the first time in the Stolner shul in Brooklyn. It's also a great nigun for any kind of dancing, and for any time you count the Omer!

Ana Bekhoach

Six recordings based on Yakar, Reb Shlomo, Skolyer (two traditional and one adapted) and Reb Zalman (Ryzhin). For counting the Omer, Kabbalat Shabbat, Chanukah, etc.

Ana BeKhoach text, pdf, how it's used, etc. are here.

Between the Fires: Lag B'Omer, Flood Day and Rainbow Day

A liturgy for the day before Lag B'omer leading into Lag B'omer, related to global warming and the flood of Noah, which began on the 17th of Iyyar.

The Giving Tree: A Way to Honor Our Vision for Israel

Planting a tree for the future sounds like second nature, a wise investment for both Israel and the planet. But whether you think about doing this at Tu Bish'vat or during the Omer when it's really planting time, it's a little more complicated than donating to JNF...




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The Giving Tree ~
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A Stolner Dance Nigun for the second Seder and the Omer ~
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