Faith is like a flashlight beam thrown ahead of us into the darkness. Its beam is always more visible when grief clouds about us. In some such events, an experience of faith kindles an unquenchable light.
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.