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Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer day 29

Today is Pesach Sheni, 14 Iyar - Chesed sh b'Hod  Happy Second Passover

In Chesed / loving kindness, remind chevre that today we can have a 'second chance' and we can again give thanks and have gratitude for our liberation with FREEDOM to reach the splendor of Mount Sinai and be the best that we can be. 

-  Joy Krauthammer

Seder Plate and Haggadot
home grown bitter herbs
© Joy Krauthammer 

Eating Matzoh
Skpe photo by Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer 

Omer Waving 
"And he shall wave the sheaf before G*d, to be accepted for you; 
on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it."  Lev. 23:11
Skpe photo by Bubbie Joy © Joy Krauthammer

A year after the Exodus, Gd instructed the people of Israel to bring the Passover offering on the afternoon of the 14th of Nissan, and to eat it that evening, roasted over the fire, together with matzah and bitter herbs as they had done the previous year just before they left Egypt. “There were however certain persons who had become ritually impure through contact with a dead body, and could not, therefore, prepare the Passover offering on that day. 

They approached Moses and Aaron . . . and they said: ‘. . . Why should we be deprived, and not be able to present Gd’s offering in its time, amongst the children of Israel?’” (Numbers 9:6–7).

In response to their plea, Gd established the 14th of Iyar as a “Second Passover” (Pesach Sheni) for anyone who was unable to bring the offering on its appointed time in the previous month. The day thus represents the “second chance” achieved by teshuvah, the power of repentance and “return.”

It is customary to mark this day by eating matzah, shmurah matzah if possible.
Wisdom from Chabad.org

I love Shmura Matzoh from my Chabad rabbi,
and Seder Plate my father, z"l, gave to me.
 © Joy Krauthammer 
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