Today is the forty-first day – five weeks and six days of the Omer.

Listen to the salutation to the dawn
Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life,
In its brief course lie all the verities and realties of our
Existence.

The bliss of growth, the splendour of beauty,
For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only
A vision,
But today well spent makes every yesterday a dream of
Happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.
Such is the salutation to the dawn.

Sanskrit Salutation to the Dawn, Earth Prayers, ed. Elizabeth Roberts

 

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 forty-first day – five weeks and six days of the Omer.