Rabbi Eitan Grossman, Torah Mitzion – Sefer Bamidbar in English is called “The Book of Numbers” and there is a good reason for this. We see throughout the entire book that there are many numbers.
By Rav Menachem Weinberg
Why must we explicitly also count the weeks (see TB Chagiga 17b,) and what moral message or spiritual insight does such a count engender?
During Sefirat Ha’Omer, we commemorate the death of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students. Listen to this amazing shiur from Rabbi Kenneth Brander