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Counting Up

What can we learn from Jewish tradition about the act of counting? How might counting help us keep the awareness of the plight of the captives in our hearts and in the minds of others?

During the period between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot, there is a unique commandment to Count the Omer – to count each of the 49 days, seven weeks, from the second day of Passover, until Shavuot. Inspired by this Jewish concept of counting the days of the Omer, we will explore the connection between counting and making things count. We will find ways to count the days the captives have been held in captivity, and use our counting as a way to raise awareness of their plight.

Adults High schoolers Middle School Young adults
Rachel Goldberg's request to count the days of captivity

Dedicate this activity in honor of

Joshi Bipin 23

Joshi is a Nepalese student who came to Israel to study agriculture. He was kidnapped from Kibbutz Alumim.

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