March 29, 2018 13 Nisan, 5778
We will soon begin Counting the Omer
The Omer is the period between Passover and Shavuot. Although we count in days, like all Jewish events, our day starts at sundown the evening before. This year, we count the Omer beginning after the second seder on March 31, and we will count each day through Saturday, May 19. The festival of Shavuot begins at sundown on Sunday, May 20. This year we will “count” by sharing a submission from a congregant each day of the Omer.
Because we know you will be busy with your Seders, and we do not want you to feel obligated to use your computer on Passover or Shabbat, we will post two submissions on Friday, just as God sent us a double portion of manna on Fridays to get us through Shabbat. Since the Omer starts on Saturday, March 31, we will post the first submission tomorrow, Friday, March 30.
There will be a counter on the sidebar of this webpage, so you can keep track of the days. If you would like blessings you may say to count the Omer, as well as the English, transliteration and Hebrew for each day we count, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send them to you.