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Rutabaga




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 9:13 pm
My mother always used to encourage us to count sefira with a bracha the whole way through by telling us that only those who made it got cheesecake on Shavuos.

She didn't really deprive those of us who slipped up, but the "threat" certainly helped, as did the sefira chart posted on the fridge door.

I find that if I remember to count the second night, then I usually make it the whole 49. E-mail reminders from the OU help.

So who on imamother is still counting with a bracha? What tricks do you use to help you remember?
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cookielady




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 9:20 pm
I am. Since some sights I go to have sefirah reminders it helps a lot. I have found the times in the past when I have forgotten was on Shabbos.
I've always wondered why imamother doesn't have sefirat on it.
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Happy18




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 9:37 pm
I am. Between DH and the reminders its hard to forget.
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peppermint




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 9:45 pm
Still counting BH
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seeker




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 10:27 pm
Reminding myself always works better for me than the emails, because if I'm counting on an email I invariably forget on Shabbos, even though I keep reminding myself ever since the erev Shabbos email Rolling Eyes

Just a reminder to all reading this that even if you already slipped up on the bracha (like I did. Sigh.) it is still a mitzva to count without a bracha. I think a lot of people aren't aware of this and just stop counting but afaik that is a big mistake.
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octopus




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 10:31 pm
"Not I," said the octopus.
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greenfire




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 10:34 pm
what are we counting ???

rule of thumb - if I forget the first night or two ... I have a harder time even remembering ... [burning with fever seems a good excuse]

albeit I get a nice e-mail with reminders - I find the day to be ahead of the actual count ... so if I'm reading it during the day - it's that nights aka the next counting
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esmom




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 10:39 pm
I said a daily reminder on my phone that rings each night at same time. This way its easier to remember because need to shut it off. Bli ayin hara still counting
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Hatemywig




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 10:42 pm
meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

BH Ken Yirbu tfu tfu tfu
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dee's mommy




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 10:43 pm
Still counting. Thumbs Up
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Aetrsnrady




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 10:46 pm
Me! It's been a long time since I got this far. I'm so happy
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Raizle




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 10:47 pm
still going


btw there is an app for androids to remind you to count sefira. probably for iphones too.
my husband is my app
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Rutabaga




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 10:59 pm
Hooray for all of you (and me too)!

Maybe we should remind each other going forward.
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imamiri




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 11:00 pm
Still counting.

Does that mean you are making me a cheesecake? Great! That's awesome! I can't wait! LOL
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Rutabaga




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 11:08 pm
Not me. DH does the baking.
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imamiri




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Apr 14 2013, 11:16 pm
Ha. My DH likes to cook too. And cheesecake is reason enough to do anything so I like your mother's policy. Very Happy
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grace413




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Apr 15 2013, 12:00 am
I am. I get e-mail reminders from torah.org and before Shabbat I write a note saying "Yesterday was X" and put it on the refrigerator door.
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shanie5




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Apr 15 2013, 12:02 am
I am trying to diet. Should I purposely forget to count one night so that I dont eat the cheesecake on shavuos?

My phone is set to remind me. Shabbos is the weak link, but so far I am still counting with a brocha.
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momx6




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Apr 15 2013, 12:16 am
I'm counting too. BH for the email reminders. For shabbos when I set the table Thurs night, I put the sefira chart that I keep on my fridge, I put it up against the napkin holder. This has really worked out for me.
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eschaya




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Apr 15 2013, 2:07 am
still counting... just did tonight thanks to this thread!!!
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