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About 50 first- through fifth-graders in the Montessori day school at Chabad’s Chaya Mushka Children’s House in Sandy Springs recently got a taste for Pesach and the daily counting of the Omer in ancient Israel. Chabad Rabbi Levi Mentz of the JCrafts experiential learning program said the children re-created the barley harvest offering performed on the second day of Passover in Temple days to start the counting of the Omer, the seven-week period between Pesach and Shavuot. Leviticus 23:15-17 offers the details of the grain offering. The children went into the field, gathered and bundled the barley, made and measured the flour, and applied such ancient measures as the lug and the ephah to make the offering.

Slideshow: An Omer Offering