Counting the Omer – Feeding the Land, not the Landfill
The worms in your compost heap can eliminate e-coli (and other diseases) Composting is an amazing process that destroys pathogens in both the hot and cold parts of the composting process. Worms play their part. Not only can they eat their own body weight in a day, producing highly beneficial worm castings in the process, they can also eliminate harmful bacteria such as e-coli.
Blessing for Day Thirty Nine
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָֽׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו, וְצִוָּֽנוּ עַל סְפִירַת הָעֹֽמֶר.
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu melech ha-olam asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav vitzivanu al s’firat ha-omer.
Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the universe, who makes us holy with mitzvot, and commands us concerning the counting of the Omer.
הַיּוֹם תִּשְׁעָה וּשְׁלֹשִׁים יוֹם שֶׁהֵם חֲמִשָּׁה שָׁבוּעוֹת וְאַרְבָּעָה יָמִים לָעֹֽמֶר.
Hayom tishah ushloshim yom shehem chamishah shavuot v’arbaah yamim la-omer.
Today is thirty-nine days, which is five weeks and four days of the Omer.
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