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

Today is 38 days, which is 5 weeks and 3 days of the Omer

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

From Our Community:

I subscribe to three weekly newsletters that provide a bit of hope each week, by covering what is positive news. They vary in terms of how good each is each week, but between the three, there are always several stories that make me smile.

• CNN’s “”The Good Stuff”” –

• The Washington Post’s “”The Optimist”” –

• The Week’s “”Good News (It Wasn’t All Bad)”” – archives here –; sign up here (scroll down to free newsletters)

–Sharon Beth

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!