Omer Learning 2019: Day 24 | Siddur Q & A: When a siddur falls on the gro…

Today is 24 days, which is 3 weeks and 3 days of the Omer

Instructions for counting the omer are found on our Omer Overview Page. You can find the specific blessing for today at

We’re dedicating new Siddurim on the first day of Shavuot. In honor of this wonderful occasion, we’re using the counting of the Omer to learn about the siddur.

Enjoy today’s siddur related question and answer, which was provided by Elisa R..

When a siddur falls on the ground we pick it up and kiss it. Where does this tradition come from? When did it start?

From Aish HaTorah: “When picking up a sacred book which has fallen to the ground, it is customary to kiss it as a sign of love and respect for God’s teachings. For the same reason, it is customary to kiss a sacred book when closing it and putting it away. It is likewise customary to kiss one’s tefillin when putting them on and taking them off.”

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