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The Rambam (Hilchos Temidim U'Mussafin, 7:23) says that we must stand when counting the Omer.

The כסף משנה (s.v. "ואין מונין אלא מעומד וכו") writes that the reason we must stand is based on a limud:

כתב הר''י בן גיאת שזה קבלה מפי רבותינו ואסמכוה אקרא דבקמה קרי ביה בקומה

Questions:

  • 1) Why do we need a special לימוד to teach us to stand by the performance of this commandment? Typically we stand when performing a commandment because of כבוד המצוה.

  • 2) Why does this particular commandment require standing? What would be lacking in the performance of counting if we were to be sitting?

  • 3) Is there a philosophical or Halachik reason for standing when counting?

  • כתב הר''י בן גיאת שזה קבלה מפי רבותינו ואסמכוה אקרא דבקמה קרי ביה בקומה – רבות מחשבות May 22 at 3:02
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    I'm not really sure what you are asking... – רבות מחשבות May 22 at 3:02
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    you answered the first question – kouty May 22 at 4:24
  • Does that clarify the question? – RCW May 23 at 1:32
  • See Aruch Hashulchan who says that it is Kabbalistic in nature, and that the passuk is just a cute derash to remind us... – רבות מחשבות May 23 at 1:45

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