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Count Down towards Spiritual Freedom
Category: Jewish Holidays
Language: English
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This lecture, delivered by Rabbi Elyahu Kin in 2009 examines the the seven-week counting period between Passover and the Shavuot Holiday. The counting of 49 days, or 7 full weeks, shows great anticipation towards reaching the ultimate purpose for which the Jewish People were redeemed from Egypt - to receive the Torah. Whereas Passover represents physical freedom from bondage, the giving of the Torah on Shavuot represents spiritual freedom from bondage to idolatry and immorality.