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

Know this,
That each and every shepherd
has a unique melody of his own.
Know this,
that every blade of grass has a unique song of its own.
And from the song of the grass
comes the melody of the shepherd.

Naomi Shemer, based on Nachman of Bratslav, Mishkan Teffilah

 

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