Here's a timely clip for the continuation of Omer:
Rebbe Nachman of Breslev teaches that the manifestation of genuine emuna is when we can serve Hashem just as happily when things in life are unfavorable as we do when they are favorable. Enjoy the next 3 minutes:
During the Omer, we curtail music, dancing, weddings and other joyful events. Our sages explain that it's because of the death of Rebbe Akiva's 24,000 students; that was 1900 years ago! Why are we still being punished? Let's see the answer, and blessings for a lovely Shabbat:
By counting the Omer, we connect our mouths to Hashem. What's more, we connect to one another. The seven weeks between Passover and Shavuoth are a wonderful time to improve our relations with Hashem, with our fellow human and with ourselves, as we'll learn in the next 3 minutes:
In a moving story about the Chassidic giant, Rebbe Hirschel of Rimnov, we learn that truth gladdens the heart. But, when the Torah is misinterpreted, it doesn't have the power to bring happiness, but the opposite...