Counting of the Omer

After Passover, we count up 50 days to the day of Shavuot. This is known as the “Counting of the Omer.”

"You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to ADONAI."
Leviticus 23:15-16

Blessing

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יהוה אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם. אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּנוּ עַל סְפִירַת הָעוֹמֶר

Baruch Atah ADONAI, Eloheinu Melekh ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav, v’tzivanu al s’firat ha’omer. Amen.

Blessed are You, ADONAI our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us regarding the counting of the Omer. Amen

Today is Day 39 of the Omer, which are 5 weeks and 4 days of the Omer, with tonight starting day 40.

Psalm 67

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.

May God be gracious to us and bless us

and make his face to shine upon us, Selah

2 That your way may be known on earth,

your saving power among all nations.

3 Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you!

4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,

for you judge the peoples with equity

and guide the nations upon earth. Selah

5 Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you!

6 The earth has yielded its increase;

God, our God, shall bless us.

7 God shall bless us;

let all the ends of the earth fear him!

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