18th Day of Omer

3 Iyar
18th Day of the Omer

Yom HaZikaron

There are some things we will never understand. All that we really want to know is essentially unknowable. Why bad things happen to the innocent and good? Why some people seem to act with great evil in their hearts? When we are confronted with the unknowable, why is not a question that will bring us comfort or solace or even understanding. The reasons why elude us. For everything we really want to know is unknowable and bear witness to the mysteries of life, living and the nature of humanity.

Rabbi Karyn D. 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 eighteenth day – two weeks and four days of the Omer.