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Passover Guide 5772 – 2012 By Rabbi Neil Kurshan
Counting the Omer – And Making Each Day Count
Each year, near the conclusion of the second Pesach seder, we begin to count the omer. We count for 49 days, reciting the appropriate blessing every evening. Remember: The Jewish day begins at sunset; therefore, for example, if the 10th day of the omer falls on April 9, we recite the blessing for that day on the preceding evening, April 8.
The 50th day is Shavuot.