By Dr. Gil Graff
Thoughts from Jewish Education’s Leading Educators, Administrators, and Clergy.
Counting each day of the seven weeks between Pesach and Shavuot is referred to as Sefirat Ha’Omer – a reference to the “wave offering” of a sheaf of ripe grain (an Omer), brought to the Temple in Jerusalem, from the beginning of the grain harvest in Israel to its conclusion.
Recently, I read a book co-authored by two very distinguished Jewish educators, Dr. Bruce Powell and Dr. Ron Wolfson, titled: Raising A+ Human Beings. In his preface to this very worthwhile and accessible work, Rabbi Ed Feinstein recounts the following:
As Purim and the one year anniversary of the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic draw near, there is cause for cautious optimism. The L.A. area COVID-19 surge has declined. Effective vaccines have been developed and are – despite “roll out” challenges – being administered to increasing numbers of people.