Just and holy God,
receive our fear, our shame, our grief, our anger.
Help us to overcome them,
to use these energies in the service of healing.
A minor festive holiday celebrated with bonfires, parties, and picnics, and the day when 3-year-old children get their first haircuts.
The count begins on the second night of Passover and continues for 49 days until the Festival of Shavuot.