HOLY DAYS (IV)
– Keeping Track of Time and Harvest
After the fall of the Second Temple, the custom of having a decorative calendar for counting the Omer emerged. Then the tradition faded, and nowadays, with all sorts of intrusive pinging and blinking devices to remind us of time, we obviously don’t need it. But we are reviving this tradition with its potential for artistic fun and beauty as a spiritual preparation for Shavuot.