Counting the Omer’s digits digitally

Crossposted to Jewschool

Today is the fifteenth day of the Omer.

As we move from the freedom of Pesach to the responsibilities delivered to us on Shavuot, we count out the 49 days of the Omer period. If the practice is unfamiliar to you, I recommend My Jewish Learning’s intro to it.

If you consult the sidur, you’ll be told how to count it out loud at the end of your evening prayers as each new day of the Omer begins.

But today, there are many ways to count using the internet. Last year, I blogged every single day of the Omer. This year, Rabbi Andy Bachman is doing the same thing at his blog, Water Over Rocks.

Myself and several fellow Jewschoolers are using our Facebook statuses this year:

omer-facebook

You can also count along with @TweetingTheOmer.

How are you counting this year?

BTW, the awesome art above can be found here.

And if you’re looking for a tasty, hands-on way to do it, check out the candy Omer counter.

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3 responses to “Counting the Omer’s digits digitally

  1. For the last two years, I’ve added an Omer counter to my synagogues web site (shameless plug: http://www.bethelheights.org). It’s simple and none of the other shuls (of ANY denomination) in my area do it.

    Proving that we are either totally cutting edge, or that really really really nobody looks at shul web sites and even the shuls know it so don’t bother.

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  3. There’s a Hebrew calendar add-in for Firefox, which is counting the Omer for me every day. On Shabbat, I count on your FB status arriving as a text message on my cell phone.

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