Omer Learning: Day 45

The Count

Tonight we count the following day of the Omer:

Today is 45 days, which is 6 weeks and 3 days 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 45th way is: Who learns in order to teach

From our community:

The Chronicling America project ( by the Library of Congress is a bold effort to digitize historic newspapers stretching back to the 1700’s. If you’re looking to learn about a topic that was important to Americans in the last couple hundred years, searching this digital repository will often bring up fascinating results.

Consider this article from the May 14th, 1863 edition of The Highland Weekly News:

In it, there is a heated debate about whether the Torah sanctions the American style of slavery. Spoiler alert: the article says it does not, but many believed it did. None of this was academic; it would not be until December of that year that the 13th amendment was ratified, and slavery was fully abolished.
–Omer Bot

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