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- Sefiras Haomer Counting Direction 5 answers
(following up from a previous question)
If one counted Sefiras Haomer downwards, for example:
Today is 49 days, which is 7 weeks to the Omer...
Today is 48 days, which is 6 weeks and 6 days to the Omer...
Albeit this is a non-traditional method, but practically speaking the person did count 7 weeks.
Would one fulfill their obligation of Counting the Omer this way?
I don't feel my question is similar to this question because (as pointed out by DonielF) I'm not asking why we count upwards (1-49) rather, if one would be yotzei counting Sefira if they counted down from 49-1