pesach, shir hashirim, omer … in brief

First: I hope to next post on Sunday night.
Second: I just upgraded to wordpress 2.5. It’s different and I’ve not thoroughly tested everything.
Third: This will be brief, which makes me sad because there are things I’d like to explain. I have a scary large list to accomplish today.

This shabbat is Pesach. There is a special Torah reading, but we break from the normal weekly reading schedule and read a different selection for the holiday. Next week we will return to the order and read Parshat Kedoshim. My pesach is pretty enjoyable considering the other stresses I have experienced this week. I was a little over ambitious about what I thought I’d make to eat all week (considering I wasn’t home two nights), but it hasn’t been too bad.

On the seventh day of pesach we read Shir HaShirim, “Song of Songs”, which is very emotional and allegorical.

From the second night of Pesach we count the omer. We count until we reach forty-night which leads to Shavuot and the giving of the Torah on Har [mount] Sinai.

I’ll try to be back Sunday night with even more completed books. Then I hope to be back on the “normal” schedule until Shavuot (which is a Monday and Tuesday).

שׁבּת שׁלום and chag sameach.