Golf Ball Omer Art

Counting of the Omer, (sometimes abbreviated as Sefira or the Omer) is a verbal counting of each of the forty-nine days between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot.

Omer-counters range from decorative boxes with an interior scroll that shows each day's count through a small opening, to calendars depicting all seven weeks and 49 days of the Omer.

Studio Gruss in New York came up with a highly original counter.

A contemporary, sculptural piece consisting of seven levels stacked upon one another, symbolizing the weeks of the Omer. The forty-nine prayers are engraved around each day, represented by a hole in which a metal ball rests, indicating the passing of the days. 

When a week of counting is complete, the sculpture is re-stacked, continually changing its appearance. The Omer calendar itself is made of brass and painted wood.

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