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Rambam’s Approach To Sefirat Ha’omer

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May 15, 2019
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Emor 

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According to most Rishonim, Sefirat ha'Omer is a זכר למקדש (per אמימר in מנחות סו) and, as such, is דרבנן in our non-Mikdash era. Rambam differs and reckons the Mitzvah as being "in force" today as it was in the times that an Omer was offered on the Mizbeach. What is the thinking behind Rambam's approach and how does this explain some curiosities about his presentation of the Mitvah - including the desideratum to stand while counting? This shiur addresses these questions and more...

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by the Goldberg and Mernick families to mark the yahrzeit of Samuel M. Goldberg, R’ Shmuel Meir ben R’ Eliyahu HaCohen z”l