Today continues my uphill battle to do a simple ritual for 49 days. I can smell the impending failure. I almost forgot tonight.
Today’s intelligibility comes again from Rabbi Jill Jacobs and My Jewish Learning.
The Torah itself dictates the counting of the seven weeks following Pesach:
“You shall count from the eve of the second day of Pesach, when an omer of grain is to be brought as an offering, seven complete weeks. The day after the seventh week of your counting will make fifty days, and you shall present a new meal offering to God (Leviticus 23:15-16).”