counting the omer

Pronunciations

counting the omer (COUN-ting the OH-mehr) listen

Definitions

  • n. 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

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      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

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