The Baal Shem Tov, or Besht —  the founder of Chasidism — 
met the soul of the Messiah during an ascent to heaven. 
The Besht asked him, "When will the Master come?" 
The Messiah answered, "When your wellsprings break forth to the outside!" 
(from a letter written by the Besht to his brother-in-law about one of his soul ascents) 


 

iPhone | ANDROID OMER COUNTER

NEW for 2020: use the app to count the 49 days between Tisha B'Av and Rosh Hashanah! The count begins Friday night (the 11th of Av). You will need to update the app if you already have it. The new version of the Avdroid and paid iOS app are already live, but the free iOS version is still in process in the App store. It may not be live til the second or third day of the count. If you already have Omer Count/er, you will need to update to get the new functionality.

Get the free iPhone app OmerCount or the paid app Omer Counter from the App store! Get the ANDROID version from Google Play.

David Cooper created an iPhone app in 2009 based on javascript for the omer widget I wrote in 2008 (see the widget at right), and implemented an idea I had: the Tree of the Sefirot appears, with a ring around the Sefirah of the week and a dot inside the Sefirah of the day. David Cooper also added the count formula and blessing in Hebrew, English and transliteration, and he updates the app with new features every year, like changing the day based on sunset in your actual location, keeping track of which days you've counted, and sending you reminders to count. The iPhone version of the app also displays botanical illustrations by Pauline Frankenberg for each day. I also choose quotes for each day. Every year they change a little bit, but in 2020 there were much bigger changes in response to COVID.

Follow the links to get the app for iPhone or Android. (Click here for everything else OMER on neohasid—widgets you can put on a webpage (see above and right), Rainbow Day liturgy, the spring blessing for flowering trees, etc.)

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Here are the links:

iPhone Paid version

iPhone Free version

Android version


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Design in progress © Rabbi David Mevorach Seidenberg 2006