COUNTING OF THE OMER


According to the Torah (Lev. 23:15), we are obligated to count the days from Passover to Shavu’ot. This period is known as the Counting of the Omer. An omer is a unit of measure. On the second day of Passover, in the days of the Temple, an omer of barley was cut down and brought to the Temple as an offering. This grain offering was referred to as the Omer. Every night, from the second night of Passover to the night before Shavu’ot, we recite a blessing and state the count of the omer in both weeks and days. So on the 16th day, you would say “Today is sixteen days, which is two weeks and two days of the Omer.” BA-RUCH A-TAH ADO-NAI E-LO-HE-NU ME-LECH HA-OLAM ASHER KID-E-SHA-NU BE-MITZ-VO-TAV VETZI-VA-NU AL SEFI-RAT HA-OMER.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.


Count 1 day on Saturday night, April 23, 2016
Today is one day of the Omer.     


Count 2 days on Sunday night, April 24, 2016
Today is two days of the Omer.                 


Count 3 days on Monday night, April 25, 2016
Today is three days of the Omer.            


Count 4 days on Tuesday night, April 26, 2016
Today is four days of the Omer.           


Count 5 days on Wednesday night, April 27, 2016
Today is five days of the Omer.          


Count 6 days on Thursday night, April 28, 2016
Today is six days of the Omer.         


Count 7 days on Friday night, April 29, 2016
Today is seven days, which is one week of the Omer.          


Count 8 days on Saturday night, April 30, 2016
Today is eight days, which is one week and one day of the Omer.          


Count 9 days on Sunday night, May 1, 2016
Today is nine days, which is one week and two days of the Omer.          


Count 10 days on Monday night, May 2, 2016
Today is ten days, which is one week and three days of the Omer.              


Count 11 days on Tuesday night, May 3, 2016
Today is eleven days, which is one week and four days of the Omer.          


Count 12 days on Wednesday night, May 4, 2016
Today is twelve days, which is one week and five days of the Omer.          


Count 13 days on Thursday night, May 5, 2016
Today is thirteen days, which is one week and six days of the Omer.          


Count 14 days on Friday night, May 6, 2016
Today is fourteen days, which is two weeks of the Omer.          


Count 15 days on Saturday night, May 7, 2016
Today is fifteen days, which is two weeks and one day of the Omer.            


Count 16 days on Sunday night, May 8, 2016
Today is sixteen days, which is two weeks and two days of the Omer.          


Count 17 days on Monday night, May 9, 2016
Today is seventeen days, which is two weeks and three days of the Omer.          


Count 18 days on Tuesday night, May 10, 2016
Today is eighteen days, which is two weeks and four days of the Omer.                


Count 19 days on Wednesday night, May 11, 2016
Today is nineteen days, which is two weeks and five days of the Omer.          


Count 20 days on Thursday night, May 12, 2016
Today is twenty days, which is two weeks and six days of the Omer.          


Count 21 days on Friday night, May 13, 2016
Today is twenty-one days, which is three weeks of the Omer.              


Count 22 days on Saturday night, May 14, 2016
Today is twenty-two days, which is three weeks and one day of the Omer.           


Count 23 days on Sunday night, May 15, 2016
Today is twenty-three days, which is three weeks and two days of the Omer.           


Count 24 days on Monday night, May 16, 2016
Today is twenty-four days, which is three weeks and three days of the Omer.         


Count 25 days on Tuesday night, May 17, 2016
Today is twenty-five days, which is three weeks and four days of the Omer.          


Count 26 days on Wednesday night, May 18, 2016
Today is twenty-six days, which is three weeks and five days of the Omer.          


Count 27 days on Thursday night, May 19, 2016
Today is twenty-seven days, which is three weeks and six days of the Omer.          


Count 28 days on Friday night, May 20, 2016
Today is twenty-eight days, which is four weeks of the Omer.          


Count 29 days on Saturday night, May 21, 2016
Today is twenty-nine days, which is four weeks and one day of the Omer.          


Count 30 days on Sunday night, May 22, 2016
Today is thirty days, which is four weeks and two days of the Omer.          


Count 31 days on Monday night, May 23, 2016
Today is thirty-one days, which is four weeks and three days of the Omer.          


Count 32 days on Tuesday night, May 24, 2016
Today is thirty-two days, which is four weeks and four days of the Omer.          


Count 33 days on Wednesday night, May 25, 2016
Lag Ba’Omer

Today is thirty-three days, which is four weeks and five days of the Omer.          


 Count 34 days on Thursday night, May 26, 2016
Today is thirty-four days, which is four weeks and six days of the Omer.          


Count 35 days on Friday night, May 27, 2016
Today is thirty-five days, which is five weeks of the Omer.          


Count 36 days on Saturday night, May 28, 2016
Today is thirty-six days, which is five weeks and one day of the Omer.          


Count 37 days on Sunday night, May 29, 2016
Today is thirty-seven days, which is five weeks and two days of the Omer.          


Count 38 days on Monday night, May 30, 2016
Today is thirty-eight days, which is five weeks and three days of the Omer.          


Count 39 days on Tuesday night, May 31, 2016
Today is thirty-nine days, which is five weeks and four days of the Omer.          


Count 40 days on Wednesday night, June 1, 2016
Today is forty days, which is five weeks and five days of the Omer.          


Count 41 days on Thursday night, June 2, 2016
Today is forty-one days, which is five weeks and six days of the Omer.          


Count 42 days on Friday night, June 3, 2016
Today is forty-two days, which is six weeks of the Omer.          


Count 43 days on Saturday night, June 4, 2016
Today is forty-three days, which is six weeks and one day of the Omer.          


Count 44 days on Sunday night, June 5, 2016
Today is forty-four days, which is six weeks and two days of the Omer.          


Count 45 days on Monday night, June 6, 2016
Today is forty-five days, which is six weeks and three days of the Omer.          


Count 46 days on Tuesday night, June 7, 2016
Today is forty-six days, which is six weeks and four days of the Omer.          


Count 47 days on Wednesday night, June 8, 2016
Today is forty-seven days, which is six weeks and five days of the Omer.          


Count 48 days on Thursday night, June 9, 2016
Today is forty-eight days, which is six weeks and six days of the Omer.          


Count 49 days on Friday night, June 10, 2016
Today is forty-nine days, which is seven weeks of the Omer.