Omer Learning: Day 15

The Count

Tonight we count the following day of the Omer:

Today is 15 days, which is 2 weeks and 1 day of the Omer

See: The blessings and procedure for counting the Omer.

Today’s Learning

Pirkei Avot 6:6 tells us: Greater is learning Torah than the priesthood and than royalty, for royalty is acquired by thirty stages, and the priesthood by twenty-four, but the Torah by forty-eight things.

The 15th way is: By study of mishnah

From our community:

Nothing beats real books. Well, almost nothing. When I have a question about Judaism, my starting point is books I’ve had for years, and possibly since my bar mitzvah: The International Jewish Encyclopedia by Rabbi Ben Isaacson and Deborah Wigoder, and The Book of Jewish Knowledge, by Nathan Ausubel. Then I might see what I can find in the three volumes of the Jewish Catalog and a few other books I own. After that I’ll hit the internet and cast a wide net. I don’t have any particular favorites, although Jewish Virtual Library ( usually has something useful and Tablet ( almost always has something interesting. For texts, Sefaria is my go-to site — easy to read, with English and Hebrew texts one verse at a time.
–Howard Shatz

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