Today is the twenty-eighth day – four weeks of the Omer.

Some ask the world
            and are diminished
in receiving
           of it. You gave me
only this small pool
           that the more I drink
from, the more overflows
           me with sourceless light.

R.S. Thomas, Gift

 

Baruch Ata Adonai Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-olam a-sher ke-d-sha-nu b- mitz-vo-tav, v-tzi-va-nu al s-fi-rat ha-omer.

Praised be you Adonai our God who rules the Universe instilling within us the holiness of mitzvot by commanding us to count the Omer. Today is the twenty-eighth day – four weeks of the Omer.