If one is no longer counting the Omer with a Brocho can one still recite the Ribono Shel Olom prayer?

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    Why might you think one can or cannot do so or that they are related at all? Please edit your question to clarify.
    – Double AA
    Apr 15, 2015 at 0:14
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    Short answer: yes.
    – Loewian
    Apr 15, 2015 at 1:33

2 Answers 2


I assume that you are referring to the paragraph that appears in most siddurim following the actual counting. This is an additional / optional paragraph that is not part of the essential mitzvah of counting.

Additionally, part of the paragraph references one of the Kabbalistic "sefirah" terms related to that day. The point is, that each day, there is a mitzvah to count, with or without a bracha. If you count without a bracha, you still fulfilled the mitzvah of counting that day. The saying of the vracha is contingent on the concept of having "temimot" meaning "full", "Complete" or "unblemished", and since you missed a day, you've lost the completeness, and cannot say the bracha. But, obviously, you still can and MUST count, daily.

For either of these two reasons, you can recite the Ribbono shel Olam following the counting.

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    Isn't the bracha not said because there is a doubt if one is obligated or not?
    – Double AA
    Apr 16, 2015 at 0:41
  • @DoubleAA Sorry, I don't understand. "Obligated or not .. " for what? To say the bracha if you forgot, to say bracha at all (even if you never forgot) or to continue counting if you forgot a day?
    – DanF
    Apr 16, 2015 at 14:01
  • The latter. [15]
    – Double AA
    Apr 16, 2015 at 14:18
  • @DoubleAA - Hmmm. I have to look this up. That factor would change my answer.
    – DanF
    Apr 16, 2015 at 14:30

The Chok Yakov ( O. Ch.489) writes not to say the kabalistic tefilos after counting the Omer.

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    He says that in general, unrelated to whether or not you are counting with a Bracha, so this doesn't really address the question.
    – Yishai
    Apr 15, 2015 at 20:06

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