Counting the Omer – Feeding the Land, not the Landfill
Bee Joyful Shop at 243 S. Kalamazoo Mall accepts compost. All you have to do is bring it in. They only accept fruit and vegetable scraps right now. There is no charge. They sell small compost buckets for your kitchen counter.
From their website: Bee Joyful Shop is Michigan’s first Zero Waste Shop and Refillery, featuring locally-made and sustainably sourced zero waste products for your home, kitchen, bath, and beauty routine.
Bee Joyful Shop began as a simple concept, using sustainable, Earth-friendly materials to store food instead of plastic. It’s evolved from an Etsy shop to a small workspace and, now, to Michigan’s first Zero Waste Shop and Refillery with two locations in Downtown Dexter and Downtown Kalamazoo.
Blessing for Day Forty Five
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 חֲמִשָּׁה וְאַרְבָּעִים יוֹם שֶׁהֵם שִׁשָּׁה שָׁבוּעוֹת וּשְׁלֹשָׁה יָמִים לָעֹֽמֶר
Hayom chamishah v’arbaim yom shehem shishah shavuot ushloshah yamim la-omer.
Today is forty-five days, which is six weeks and three days of the Omer.
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