Counting the Omer

Rabbi Akiva’s Secret to Success

Rabbi Akiva’s life story destroys common misconceptions about what it takes to succeed.

Lag B'Omer and the Tragic Mann Gulch Fire

The famous story of Wag Dodge and the importance of living with passion and igniting our own fire.

Lag B'Omer and the Power to Recreate

Rabbi Akiva's timely post-corona message.

Seasons of the Moon: Sivan - Hearing is Believing

Why do we say, "Hear O Israel!" rather than "See O Israel"?

Seasons of the Moon: Iyar – The Power of Connectivity

A mystical look at the meaning of this Jewish month.

Life as a Wedding: The Meaning of Lag B'Omer

The finite as a portal to the Infinite.

The Sirens of Rabbi Akiva: Corona and Sefirat HaOmer

The death of Rabbi Akiva’s disciples that has an eerie resonance of the pandemic we face today.

Why the Omer?: The Secret to Spiritual Growth

The deeper connection between counting the omer and the manna from heaven.

Hockey Heroics and the Omer

Preparing for the big moment is the key to victory.

The Life of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

A glimpse into the greatness of this towering scholar whose yahrzeit is commemorated on Lag B’Omer.

7 Keys to Mastering Your Life’s Mission

Using your unique gifts to transform the world around you.

Understanding Lag B'Omer

What lies behind this enigmatic festival? And why the bonfires?

Lag B’Omer: Better than Love

How do we understand the deaths of Rabbi Akiva’s students?

Whispering Flames: The Fire of Lag B'Omer

Tapping into the fiery, spiritual energy that is embedded in every iota of creation.

Lag B’Omer: The Beauty in Every Jew

This Lag B’Omer, take a moment to identify with another’s inner Godliness.

Who Knows 50?

The distinguished number of transcendence.

Tony Robbin's Secret to Happiness

And the connection to Lag B'Omer.

Lag B’Omer & Gratitude

Tony Robbin’s secret to happiness and achieving success.

Kabbalah and Lag B'Omer

Forget the red string. What exactly is Kabbalah?

Rebbe Akiva's 24,000 Students

A scholarly, mystical look at the Omer mourning period.

The Mystery of Lag B'Omer

Puzzling questions surround the holiday of Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of counting the Omer.

Sefira Beards and Beacons

Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg's insights on the mourning period for Rebbe Akiva's students.

Counting with the 48 Ways

Change your life with the 48 Ways -- A Way a Day!

Mind Over Matter

The mitzvah of counting the Omer holds the key to understanding the proper balance between thoughts and feelings.

Make the Omer Count

Instead of counting "down" toward the big day, we count "up" from one to 50. Why?

The Commandment of Counting

Counting the Omer teaches us mindfulness, and opens our hearts to the power of stories.

Daily Omer Meditation

A practical guide to becoming great in 49 days.

A Family Spiritual Countdown

Infusing your children with the essence of the Omer.

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