Guide to Counting the Omer

Welcome to the Peeling a Pomegranate Guide to  Counting the Omer.  I created this free workbook to help people explore the practice.   We begin counting the Omer on the second night of Passover.  If you do a second seder, it starts that night.  Remember that Jewish days begin at sundown.

I hope if you engage in the practice this year, you’ll share your experiences with me and the community by posting comments!

If you want to follow the traditional approach to Counting the Omer, has a great outline.

Peeling a Pomegranate Guide to Counting the Omer:

Other Omer Resources:

Omer Calendars

 Originally posted in 2011, and updated each year to keep it fresh!




  1. Allan Sakinofsky /

    Thanks for helping people like myself need extra assistance in following religion wherever and whenever possible.
    Allan Sakinofky

  2. omerharvest /

    Wonderful resource – I'm including a link to his page on my new website/blog:!

    • Thanks so much! I just finished my article on Omer Calendars for Hope you'll let me know what you think. Heading over to check out your site, now!


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