Tonight, after sundown, we count the following day of the Omer:

Today is 37 days, which is 5 weeks and 2 days of the Omer

How to: the blessings and procedure for counting the Omer.

From Our Community:

I am very lucky to have a husband who is a lifelong solar system nerd. His childhood dream was to witness a total solar eclipse. So in 2017 we packed up the kids and headed to SC to see it. And now I am an eclipse chaser, too 🙂 A few weeks ago we drove to the tiny town of New Paris, OH to see the eclipse in totality again. We met up with some old friends who have been though unthinkable tragedy in the last few years. I was so excited for them to witness this celestial spectacle. We were super lucky with clear skies on April 8, and the sun and moon did not disappoint! The world seemed to get quiet, the sky tuned an indescribable shade before going dark, it got so cool I wanted to run for my jacket but was afraid to miss something. In a world of such heartbreak and despair, it was so hopeful to a have 3 minutes where many of us from all over the world could witness a natural event together. In those very mindful moments there is no war, no fear, no terror – only light and dark and awe. Totally worth the 10 hour drive straight home to Arlington, and we can’t wait for the next one.

–Paula Levin-Alcorn

We’re still accepting submission to this year’s Omer Learning project. Share your own story of hope or feeling G-d’s presence here. We look forward to sharing your insights with community!