Counting the Omer – Feeding the Land, not the Landfill
Compostable products become humus, not hummus! Note the difference between humus and hummus! While the latter is a delicious dip originating from the Middle East, the former is a dark organic matter that comes from dead plants, essentially. Humus is filled with nutrients, especially nitrogen, which makes it beneficial for the soils’ health. Hummus scraps remaining on your plate can be scraped into the compost bucket and will help to make humus.
Blessing for Day 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 יָמִים שֶׁהֵם שָׁבֽוּעַ אֶחָד וּשְׁנֵי יָמִים לָעֹֽמֶר.
Hayom tishah yamim shehem shavua echad ushnei yamim la-omer.
Today is nine days, which is one week and two days of the Omer.
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