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) 

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Get the neohasid iPhone app Omer Counter from the App store! (Click here for everything OMER on neohasid—widgets, Rainbow Day, blessing the trees, etc.)

David Cooper has created an iPhone app based on the javascript I wrote for the omer widget, and implemented an idea I always wanted to do: in addition to the count and the Sefirah for each day, the Tree of the Sefirot appears with a ring around the Sefirah of the week and a circle inside for the Sefirah of the day. The app also has the count and blessing in Hebrew, English and transliteration, and a quote of the day, and it will change dates according to sunset in your actual location.

Follow the links below to go straight to the App store and install the app. Or just search in the App store under "omer" – you'll find two versions, one free and one paid (the paid one is a small donation to neohasid and to other projects we hope to support).


Here are the links:

Paid version

NOTE! The page on neohasid that the app is linked to was hacked with a redirect but is now FIXED.

Free version

Links open itunes store. You can search "omer counter" and "omer count" if you're on your iPhone and the links don't work.

Please make a donation if you appreciate this app! Thank you.



Design in progress © Rabbi David Mevorach Seidenberg 2006