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The Countdown Continue…

Monday, 4 May 2009

Each night, between the end of the first day of Pesach and the day before the beginning of Shavu’ot, is marked as a step on the journey between Liberation (Pesach) and Revelation (Shavu’ot). And we have just arrived at the halfway point.

Our house has been really good about it this year. We haven’t missed a number yet. There are days when we’ve been a little late…but we haven’t actually missed any day. Of course, I get a daily reminder sent to me via email and that helps. As do the HUGE numbers we write on the big calendar on the fridge.

[BTW, Reform Movement, if you’re gonna encourage people to observe this tradition, it sure would help to send me a handy-dandy daily reminder like my friends at the OU do. Just add it to the to-do list for 5770, please.]

To celebrate the halfway point, I leave you with a bit of Omer humour from my friends at BangItOut:

Top Ten Signs Your Rabbi has probably lost count of the Omer:
by The Weekly Bang Staff

10. Claims “It’s too early to count.” It’s 10pm.

9. Wishes the entire congregation a “Happy Lag Baomer!” on day 23

8. When you ask him “what night did we count last night?” He asks you for multiple choice

7. Keeps wondering when Tishabav will be so he can shave already

6. You’re pretty sure you just heard him count the 84th day of the omer

5. You just realized, he’s counting down

4. Apparently Day 13 now has “9 weeks and 3 days” to it

3. First time in the history of man: rabbi actually passes an honor off to cantor

2. As he’s reciting the blessing, you notice his son in the back of the synagogue who is trying desperately to sign 17 with his hands

1. Proudly recites blessing and day off of his handy dandy Omer-Count calendar, dated 2006

**many thanks to

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, 5 May 2009 6:56 pm

    ROTFL that was so funny!

  2. homeshuling permalink
    Thursday, 7 May 2009 8:17 am

    thanks to our edible omer counter, my kids have not let me miss a night

  3. Frume Sarah permalink*
    Thursday, 7 May 2009 1:07 pm

    Phyl — I thought so as well.

    HSh — What a great way to get your kids hooked!!!

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