Since we are now in the period of counting the Omer, the following excerpt is of particular relevance. The Gaon Rabbi Isaiah b. Abraham HaLevi Horowitz writes in his Shnei […]

Last year, on the occasion of Shavuot, I wrote about Yetziv Pitgam, which is said on the second day of the festival after the reading of the first verse of […]

On the festival of Shavuot, the Oriental and Sephardic communities recite Azharot. This is the name given to the liturgical compositions or Piyyutim which enumerate the 613 commandments of the […]