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. New for this year, it will also help you count the seven weeks from Tisha B'Av to Rosh Hashanah.
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. (An omer is a measure of grain, like a bushel.) 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 qualities correspond to each day has been part of the ritual of counting the Omer since the Middle Ages. The app keeps track of the days and the Sefirot and also includes quotes and intentions for each day. There is also a modern custom, based on the Sefirot and counting the Omer, to similarly count the days from Tisha B'Av to Rosh Hashanah.
You can find more instructions and information about counting the Omer at: http://neohasid.org/omer/count_the_omer/
This release adds capability to count the seven weeks from Tisha B'Av to Rosh Hashanah, from Malkhut to Chesed, with new quotes for each day.
Ratings and Reviews
Lovely & Beautiful App for Counting the Omer
Thanks for such a wonderful opportunity of ritual within modern technology. Making it easy to count and learn and continue. No problems so far. Very nicely set up!
Amazingly beautiful in it's simplicity. I know that I will not forget to count this year now that I have this. Great graphics!
Nice App but...
I like the App. I did the paid version rather than free. Always enjoyed Rabbi Cooper's book (God is a verb). Anyway, it would be nice if the app, especially the paid version was available all year for study of it lessons. Thanks
Developer Response ,
I'm glad you like the app. The quotes are available all year round: if you change the date on the app to a custom day that is during the Omer, you can see the corresponding quote. You can also see your previous years' progress this way. (FYI, I am not Rabbi David Cooper. I just have a common name.)
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- David Cooper
- 4.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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- © 2009-2020 David G. Cooper, Rabbi David M. Seidenberg, and neohasid.org
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.