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the mitzva (command) to count the forty-nine days from Pesach (Passover) to Shavuos (Pentecost)

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Technically, the answer to your question can be "yes". That is it is a machlokes as to what exactly the mitzvah is. We can also say that the answer can be technically "no", in that it is not necessa …
answered May 2 '16 by sabbahillel
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As explained in the answers to Is there an obligation to Count the Omer without a Bracha? we see that The Terumat HaDeshen (#37) writes that if you aren't sure if you missed a day, then you don' …
answered Apr 14 '17 by sabbahillel
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That is why we say "yesterday was the fourth day" before counting. You do not want to say "today is" in any way because even in an indirect manner you are counting today. Once you have said "today is" …
answered Apr 20 '14 by sabbahillel
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The implication from Today is the square-root of 25th day of the omer is that any of the methods that you give will be the same as "today is". For example "Code of Jewish Law Ganzfried - Goldin, volum …
answered May 14 '15 by sabbahillel
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The various discussions show that farther in the past, there were a number of different minhagim. It was not always the case that weddings were not held for the entire period (though that is one minha …
answered May 20 '14 by sabbahillel
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Technically, one can accept Shabbos early, but must still wait to say sefiras haomer until it has become full night. The reason is that we start Shabbos earlier than the time that the new day has star …
answered Jun 25 '17 by sabbahillel
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The short answer is yes. The reason is that there is a machlokes as to whether it is a mitzvah to count each day or if the mitzvah is one "long" mitzvah to count all seven weeks or both. Thus, we coun …
answered May 31 '16 by sabbahillel
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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, 2 …
answered May 15 '16 by sabbahillel