14 04, 2017

Counting the Omer is not a biblical practice

By |2017-04-14T06:30:26-07:00April 14th, 2017|Thoughts|

The following is chapter 8 in my book "Mysteries of Judaism." My followup book "Mysteries of Judaism II: Why the rabbis and others changed Judaism" is arriving in the US within days. If you want either book and agree to write a review and post it on amazon, even if the review is short, I [...]

3 04, 2015

The Strange Biblical Mandate to Count Weeks

By |2015-04-03T15:12:27-07:00April 3rd, 2015|Thoughts|

  This article appeared in my book “Mysteries of Judaism” where I point out that all the biblical holidays were changed radically by the early Israelites, Pharisees, and later rabbis. The following practice is an example of such a change.  I am repeating it here because the practice will begin this week on the second [...]