Our Torah teaches: “Count the days from Pesach during which the grain offering was brought. And on the day after the seventh week is counted, the fiftieth day itself shall be a festival for the new grain offering.” On that fiftieth day, our ancestors camped before Sinai. On Shavuoth, they were ready to become the free people of God’s covenant. Every night, we count these fifty days as fulfillment of the mitzvah from Torah:
Hineni muchan um’zuman l’kaiyeim mitsvat asei shel sefirat ha’omer.
See how ready we are to count the days of the Omer.
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָּ אֱלֹ הֵֽינוּ מֵֶֽלֶךְ הָּעוֹלָּם אֲשֶר קִדְשֵָּֽנוּ בְמִצְוֹתָּיו וְצִוֵָּּֽנוּ עַל סְפִירַת הָּ עמֶ ר
Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech ha’olam asher kideshanu bemitsvotav vetsivanu al s’firat ha’omer.
Blessed is the Eternal our God Ruler of the universe who makes us holy by commandments and commands us to count the omer.
Count in the evening of the first night (28 March / 2 night of Pesach):
Ha-yom yom e-chad la-omer. Today is one day of the Omer.
Continue every night until Saturday 15 May, the night before Shavuoth.