Monday, 16 May 2016

Why no Shehecheyanu for S'firah?‏

From RRW
Misconceptions re. Counting the Omer
Rabbi Joel M. Finkelstein of Anshei Sphard-Beth El Emeth Synagogue Visit the ASBEE YouTube channel and “subscribe” for weekly insightful and uplifting broadcasts of 'Ten Minutes for Torah,' with…
Added on 05/05/2016

See Aruch Hashulchan O"Ch 489:5
Citing a Shu"t  Rashba

"We only say Shehecheyanu on a Mitzvah that has Simchah! And here aderabba, we are reminding (ourselves) of the cancellation of Sacrifices...."

‎This might go to supporting the idea that the "Aveilus" during Sefirah is also about the Hurban Habbayit.

Also please see 
see this

From R Joel Finkelstein
Especially - starting 7:57

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