Spiritual Guide to Counting the Omer

4.91 out of 5
(34 customer reviews)










A 49 day plan for improving your emotional health.

The 49 days from Passover to Shavout have always been a period of spiritual elevation and self-fulfillment. The Counting of the Omer comes alive in all its mystical poetry in this accessible day-by-day guide. It will change your life and empower you to achieve a state of spiritual fulfillment and emotional refinement in 49 simple yet profound steps.

Each day starts with a meditation and ends with an exercise, created to support your spiritual growth during this powerful time. Designed as a beautiful and compact flip book, it’s simple to use and will become your favorite daily companion.

  • Daily Email Reminders – For 49 days, get daily email reminders with a snapshot of each day.
  • FREE MyOmer APP – Includes everything you need to stay on track with your daily growth with daily reminders, a personalized online journal, video learning library and more.
Witness your transformation and growth into a truer, more expanded version of yourself in only 7 weeks.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9.5 × 4.25 × .5 in

English, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Kindle

34 reviews for Spiritual Guide to Counting the Omer

  1. 5 out of 5


    This book provides a Chassidic explanation of the progression of the Israelites from Pesach to Shavous. Rabbi Jacobson explains the meaning of each of the Kabbalistic Spheres and their containment in each other … from Hesed (kindness) and Gevurah (focus) to Malkut (actualization and voluntary subjugation).
    This is a piece of the Kabbalah that should not be missed.

  2. 5 out of 5


    What Rabbi Jacobson has done is create 49 lessons for “chesbon ha-nefesh” (literally, “reckoning of the soul”, i.e., taking personal inventory) to be used as a daily practice during the omer period. There’s one lesson for each day of the omer, based on that day’s combination of attributives. In short, it’s very similar to my own “49 GATES OF LIGHT” omer counting program that I wrote back in the 1980s (now out of print as a physical book but still available as an interactive ebook.)
    Where Rabbi Jacobson’s book differs from mine is that, while mine uses a lot of storytelling, his lessons are more like pop psychology, focusing on personal behaviors and attitudes toward myself and others (“Do I love enough?” “Do I practice self-discipline?” , etc.) Mine is also somewhat “new age” in style (although still kosher), while his is written in a more mainstream format that can be used by very traditional Jews (the person who gave me my copy is a Satmar Hasidic rabbi) as well as those who may be counting the omer for the first time, and everyone in between.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Easy to understand, short, explanation of each days Omer. A guide to improving ourselves step by step. R. Jacobson’s makes it easy to learn through basic Kabbala a journey through preparation to receive the Torah. A chance to relate to being there receiving the Torah. Enjoy the journey.

  4. 5 out of 5


    I am finding this book very very useful; every day is presented a new and profound insight into how we conduct our lives. I force myself not to look ahead, so every evening my meditation begins with a new way of looking at my life!

  5. 5 out of 5


    Inspiring, thoughtful and introspective. A great idea filled with great ideas.Great design to the book, consistent with the message allowing space for personal notes.

  6. 5 out of 5


    I gave this book to a friend, who had requested it. She now says the ideas accompanying the daily counting were too involved for her. She wished she had had a friend to share the ideas with on a daily basis.

    I have read this book also, and found it very interesting and thought provoking.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Perfect book for the counting of the Omer (Shavuot). We brought the book to our temple for an event, everyone liked it!

  8. 5 out of 5


    This little book makes changes in spiritual life as dictated by the G-d of Israel. Used during the counting of the Omer, it allows individuals to soar to high spiritual plains. It allows individuals to get closer to the creator of the universe.

  9. 5 out of 5


    This book makes the counting of the Omer so much more meaningful. I use it to teach my public school kids all about the “sefirot”, they’re enthrall end by it.

  10. 5 out of 5


    This is a handy book on Counting the Omer. It is easy to understand and I will use it every year.

  11. 5 out of 5



  12. 5 out of 5


    The book itself is precious.It’s a well set up for practice. Clear and user friendly but still providing potential for depth and benefit. While the intention is counting the Omer I’ll practice every day.

  13. 5 out of 5


    Very life changing.

  14. 5 out of 5


    What a wonderful resource. I am grateful for the insight of the author. I plan on using this year after year to prepare myself on a deeper level from Passover to Shavout as I am getting in touch with the Jewish roots of my faith.

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    An excellent book, well designed, beautifully illustrated, and above all, extremely thought provoking. This is for anyone who takes seriously the practice of tikkun hanefesh –– lit. “fixing the soul,” i.e. making oneself a better person.

  16. 5 out of 5


    An excellent book. It’s a practical guide for counting the Omer and each day’s avodah of tikkun hanefesh (working on fixing the soul). It explains deep chassidic concepts it the most simple and relatable way. It also helped me access more emotion in my Judaism.

  17. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My husband and I are counting for the first complete time. We have tried and failed in the past. Sometimes we are scratching our heads trying to understand the meaning of the words. We will keep trying.

  18. 5 out of 5


    Very happy with the book, however, must be very careful flipping pages. Very delicate and easily torn.

  19. 5 out of 5


    Given as a gift.

  20. 5 out of 5


    Useful resource for making the Omer count more meaningful.

  21. 5 out of 5


    It is worthwhile.

  22. 5 out of 5


    I am new to Judaism. This guide is making the experience of counting the Omer very meaningful for me. Thank you.

  23. 5 out of 5


    Received the product as advertised.

  24. 5 out of 5


    Wonderful tool for soul training.

  25. 5 out of 5


    I really love this Book. I found it so helpful this year in counting the Omer. The content is so thought provoking which leads to an introspection of ones self. Which is needed to achieve the goal of changing ourselves.

  26. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A blessing to study any time of the year.

  27. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Changes the way you see Judaism… Insightfull and helpfull to understand much more than just the Omer!

  28. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is a lovely little book for counting the Omer, and if it is read and the lessons actually followed through, it will bring more awareness to your actions. In that sense, the Omer counting booklet is bit like a Mussar exercise. I listen to R. Jacobson often, and his non-judgmental way of communicating with all souls is what it so easy to connect with people. His book is also great!

  29. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Now you will know WHAT THE COUNTING MEANS. So much more fun, to count the Omer. This book makes a great present, too. A classic, beautifully designed. Keep a few around the house, to give away on the spur of the moment. Accessible and easy for those new to Judaism.

  30. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love this book. Very helpful during Omer count. The book gives deep insight. Short and easy to understand daily notes. I borrowed this book from a friend just to check it out. And decided I had to have my own copy for this year’s Omer count. My family enjoys it. We read and discuss each day’s description. It makes the count more meaningful and fun.

  31. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I love this book, great and I read and the lessons actually followed through, is bring me more awareness of my actions.

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I find the book to be extremely compelling & convicting. The material is incredibly rich. Though rabbi Jacobson seems to never try to be lofty, the depth of his teachings connect the participant directly to the true fabric of counting the omer, & understanding to value of counting each fabric of oneself. I find it to be a remarkable guide as well as soul changing resource. I bought multiple copies to give to a few dear brothers.

  33. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very helpful guide for understanding the specifics of each day’s sephirot and really enabling a much deeper contemplation. Beautiful!

  34. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I purchased this book for a dear friend of mine. I bought one for myself years ago and I get so much out of it each year. I hope to learn and grow with my friend next year while we study together this inspiring book.

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