The Jewish holiday of Passover ended earlier this week. It celebrated freedom from slavery for the Jews in Egypt.
But another lesser-known practice continues out of Passover. It’s called Counting the Omer. And what was once an ancient harvest ritual has evolved into a very modern way for people of all faiths to increase their self-awareness — and improve their relationships with the people and the world around them.
Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appell joins Morning Shift to discuss the history and practice behind the Omer.