counting the omer

Definitions

  • counting of each of the forty-nine days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuos

Example Sentences

  • "Lag B'omer is on the 33rd day of the counting of the omer."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, English

Etymology

English equivalent of Heb ספירת העומר sfirat haomer, 'the counting of the Omer'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

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