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Description

This app will help you count the Omer from Passover to Shavuot by keeping track of the count and giving you the blessing and the Hebrew for each day's count. For each day of the Omer, it will also show you which quality was connected by the Kabbalists with that day, and it will give you a quote related to that quality, along with links to find out more about counting and what it means.

What is the Omer? Exactly seven weeks fall between Passover and Shavuot, marking the transition from the redemption in Egypt to the revelation at Sinai. This period is called the Omer, and it also corresponds to the time between the barley harvest and the wheat harvest in ancient Israel. Each night during the 49 days of this seven week period, the count of the days is recited with a blessing--this ritual is called "Sefirat HaOmer." In Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism), each of the 49 days also corresponds with the purification of a specific quality within ourselves that connects to the divine. These qualities are called "Sefirot," and remembering which quality corresponds to each day has also been part of the ritual of counting the Omer since the Middle Ages.

You can find more instructions and information about counting the Omer at: http://neohasid.org/omer/count_the_omer/

If you'd like more features, such as sunset times for your location, a button for keeping track of the days you count, and a progress screen, please consider buying the paid version of the app.

What's New

Version 3.1.3

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Customer Reviews

Great quotes!

Omer Counter

The app works beautifully! Hopefully there will be notifications in the next version.

Wrong Count!

Lian999

This app misses the fact that in Judaism a day is from sunset to sunset. This app rolls over to the next day at midnight before the sunset of the next day, therefor the count is wrong for 20 hours out of 24 hours.

Easy and Intuitive

Oleh2B

Simple to use. Easy to download.

Information

Seller
David Cooper
Size
2.1 MB
Category
Reference
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2009-2017 David G. Cooper, Rabbi David M. Seidenberg, and neohasid.org
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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