Rabbi Fohrman asks why we celebrate laws on Shavuot and takes a closer look at the omer specifically.
Sure, God gave the Israelites the Torah on Shavuot, but he also gave them the laws – which doesn’t seem like much of a holiday? After all, on Passover a few weeks earlier, we celebrated becoming free. So why on Shavuot would we want to celebrate restrictions?
Join Rabbi Fohrman as he compares the Israelites' experience as slaves with their time in the desert, in preparation of receiving the Torah from God – and never think of the laws celebrated on Shavuot the same way again.