I prayed for wonders instead of happiness,
and You gave them to me.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Ineffable Name of God: Man
from Omer: A Counting, Rabbi Karyn Kedar
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-sixth day – six weeks and four days of the Omer.