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More than 2 million “days” were counted by users last year
Passover is just around the corner, and perhaps one of the most rewarding mitzvahs to fulfill each year is coming right up. Sefirat HaOmer, the counting of the Omer, requires that each of the 49 sequential days from the second night of Passover all the wa...
More than 2 million days were counted by users last year
Throughout the past year, Jewish communities and individuals found new and innovative ways to increase their Jewish observance and engagement despite the global coronavirus pandemic, often by using technology to assist them in their efforts. With synagogu...
More than 2 million days will be counted this year
For the 49 days from the second day of Passover until Shavuot, it is a mitzvah to count each day. Since hitting the app stores five years ago, Chabad.org’s Omer Counter app has assisted thousands of people to fulfill this biblical obligation. This year, a...
A daily reminder, inspiration and more on Android and iOS devices
With synagogues shuttered indefinitely, Jewish life is evolving to conform with the new home-based reality. When possible, technology is taking a more prominent role, facilitating Torah study, fellowship and more. Perhaps one of the most difficult mitzvah...
New ‘Omer Challenge’ campaign encourages nightly count; motivates outreach for others to do same
When Tyler Scholl downloaded Chabad.org’s new “Omer Counter” app just before Passover, he knew he found a winner. The app helps users fulfill the biblical commandment to count the 49 days between the Jewish people’s departure from Egypt on Passover and th...
A daily reminder and more on Android and iOS devices
Perhaps one of the most difficult mitzvahs to fulfill properly is the counting of the Omer, which requires that each sequential day be counted (after nightfall) without missing a day—from the second night of Passover all the way until the eve of Shavuot. ...
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