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It's possible that Magen Avraham got this from Kol Bo. See footnote 57 on p. 15 here as well as Kol Bo section 52 here, right column a few lines from the bottom. Kol Bo states that it was customary for people to put saffron in their matzot because it makes people happy. Kol Bo doesn't explain the custom any further nor why specifically saffron. I'm ...


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The omer count is 49 days (seven complete weeks) after the bringing of the omer. Thus, Shavuos is one day of the week later than the "shabbos" which begins the omer period. That is day 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 36, 43, 50 (Shavuos) of the omer are all on the same day of the week. Since the baisusim force the first day of the omer to be on the day that follows the ...



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