se·​phi·​rah | \ sə̇ˈfērə \

Definition of sephirah

: of, relating to or constituting one of the 49 days of Omer during the sephirah days … no marriages may take place— H. E. Goldin

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History and Etymology for sephirah

Hebrew sĕphīrāh counting, from sĕphōr to count; from the custom of formally counting the 49 days according to the Commandment in Leviticus 23:15–16

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“Sephirah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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