This afternoon (4/27/22), in our Rambam Bekius chavurah, we began yet another side-/inyanei d'yoma topic: the mitzvos associated with the Omer and Shavuos. We began by familiarizing ourselves in a cursory manner with the relevant pesukim in Emor, Re'eh, and Pinchas. We then read through the Rambam's formulation of the four most relevant mitzvos in the Sefer ha'Mitzvos, the minyan ha'mitzvos in the Mishneh Torah, and the koseres in Hilchos Temidin u'Mussafin. Along the way we raised a few more questions on the Hilchos Berachos dimension of sefiras ha'omer, namely, why don't we make a she'hecheyanu and why don't we say "lispor" instead of "al sefiras ha'omer"? Tomorrow we plan to begin Hilchos Temidin u'Mussafin Chapter 7, which deals with the harvesting and bringing of the omer.
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