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Spiritual Guide to Counting the Omer

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The 49 days from Passover to Shavout have always been a period of spiritual elevation and self-fulfillment. The Counting of the Omer comes alive in all its mystical poetry in this accessible day-by-day guide. It will change your life and empower you to achieve a state of spiritual fulfillment and emotional refinement in 49 simple yet profound steps.
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  • Daily Blessing in English, French, Russian, Hebrew, Spanish
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Additional Information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9.5 x 4.25 x .5 in
Type

English, Hebrew, Spanish

25 reviews for Spiritual Guide to Counting the Omer

  1. 5 out of 5

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    This book provides a Chassidic explanation of the progression of the Israelites from Pesach to Shavous. Rabbi Jacobson explains the meaning of each of the Kabbalistic Spheres and their containment in each other … from Hesed (kindness) and Gevurah (focus) to Malkut (actualization and voluntary subjugation).
    This is a piece of the Kabbalah that should not be missed.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    What Rabbi Jacobson has done is create 49 lessons for “chesbon ha-nefesh” (literally, “reckoning of the soul”, i.e., taking personal inventory) to be used as a daily practice during the omer period. There’s one lesson for each day of the omer, based on that day’s combination of attributives. In short, it’s very similar to my own “49 GATES OF LIGHT” omer counting program that I wrote back in the 1980s (now out of print as a physical book but still available as an interactive ebook.)
    Where Rabbi Jacobson’s book differs from mine is that, while mine uses a lot of storytelling, his lessons are more like pop psychology, focusing on personal behaviors and attitudes toward myself and others (“Do I love enough?” “Do I practice self-discipline?” , etc.) Mine is also somewhat “new age” in style (although still kosher), while his is written in a more mainstream format that can be used by very traditional Jews (the person who gave me my copy is a Satmar Hasidic rabbi) as well as those who may be counting the omer for the first time, and everyone in between.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Easy to understand, short, explanation of each days Omer. A guide to improving ourselves step by step. R. Jacobson’s makes it easy to learn through basic Kabbala a journey through preparation to receive the Torah. A chance to relate to being there receiving the Torah. Enjoy the journey.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    I am finding this book very very useful; every day is presented a new and profound insight into how we conduct our lives. I force myself not to look ahead, so every evening my meditation begins with a new way of looking at my life!

  5. 5 out of 5

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    Inspiring, thoughtful and introspective. A great idea filled with great ideas.Great design to the book, consistent with the message allowing space for personal notes.

  6. 5 out of 5

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    I gave this book to a friend, who had requested it. She now says the ideas accompanying the daily counting were too involved for her. She wished she had had a friend to share the ideas with on a daily basis.

    I have read this book also, and found it very interesting and thought provoking.

  7. 5 out of 5

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    Perfect book for the counting of the Omer (Shavuot). We brought the book to our temple for an event, everyone liked it!

  8. 5 out of 5

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    This little book makes changes in spiritual life as dictated by the G-d of Israel. Used during the counting of the Omer, it allows individuals to soar to high spiritual plains. It allows individuals to get closer to the creator of the universe.

  9. 5 out of 5

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    This book makes the counting of the Omer so much more meaningful. I use it to teach my public school kids all about the “sefirot”, they’re enthrall end by it.

  10. 5 out of 5

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    This is a handy book on Counting the Omer. It is easy to understand and I will use it every year.

  11. 5 out of 5

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    Perfect.

  12. 5 out of 5

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    The book itself is precious.It’s a well set up for practice. Clear and user friendly but still providing potential for depth and benefit. While the intention is counting the Omer I’ll practice every day.

  13. 5 out of 5

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    Very life changing.

  14. 5 out of 5

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    What a wonderful resource. I am grateful for the insight of the author. I plan on using this year after year to prepare myself on a deeper level from Passover to Shavout as I am getting in touch with the Jewish roots of my faith.

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    An excellent book, well designed, beautifully illustrated, and above all, extremely thought provoking. This is for anyone who takes seriously the practice of tikkun hanefesh –– lit. “fixing the soul,” i.e. making oneself a better person.

  16. 5 out of 5

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    An excellent book. It’s a practical guide for counting the Omer and each day’s avodah of tikkun hanefesh (working on fixing the soul). It explains deep chassidic concepts it the most simple and relatable way. It also helped me access more emotion in my Judaism.

  17. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My husband and I are counting for the first complete time. We have tried and failed in the past. Sometimes we are scratching our heads trying to understand the meaning of the words. We will keep trying.

  18. 5 out of 5

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    Very happy with the book, however, must be very careful flipping pages. Very delicate and easily torn.

  19. 5 out of 5

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    Given as a gift.

  20. 5 out of 5

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    Useful resource for making the Omer count more meaningful.

  21. 5 out of 5

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    It is worthwhile.

  22. 5 out of 5

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    I am new to Judaism. This guide is making the experience of counting the Omer very meaningful for me. Thank you.

  23. 5 out of 5

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    Received the product as advertised.

  24. 5 out of 5

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    Wonderful tool for soul training.

  25. 5 out of 5

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    I really love this Book. I found it so helpful this year in counting the Omer. The content is so thought provoking which leads to an introspection of ones self. Which is needed to achieve the goal of changing ourselves.

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