If you are counting at the beginning of the day after sundown, recite the following blessing before counting:

Baruch atah Adonai Eloheynu melech ha'olam
asher kid'shanu be'mitz'vosav, vi'tzi'vanu 'al sefiras ha'Omer.
(Blessed are You, Hashem our G-d, Sovereign of the Universe,
Who has set us apart with His commandments and commanded us to count the Omer.)

For the 23rd of Iyar (May 24), say:

Ha-yom shmonah u-shloshim yom,
shahem chamishah shavu'os u-shloshah yamim la'omer.
(Today is 38 days, which is 5 weeks and 3 days of the Omer.)

"And ye shall count for yourselves from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbath-weeks shall be complete. Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath-week shall ye count fifty days; and ye shall offer a new allegiance-offering unto Hashem."

Leviticus 23:15–16

  • Day 38
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