Counting the Omer – Day 8

Counting the Omer – Feeding the Land, not the Landfill

Composting is nature’s way of recycling, found in ancient woodlands and other natural soils across the world. Nature needs to recycle nutrients to feed biodiversity. Composting is how nature makes soil.

Blessing for Day Eight

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 שְׁמוֹנָה יָמִים שֶׁהֵם שָׁבֽוּעַ אֶחָד וְיוֹם אֶחָד לָעֹֽמֶר

Hayom sh’monah yamim shehem shavua echad v’yom echad la-omer.

Today is eight days, which is one week and one day of the Omer.

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