היום חמשה עשר יום, שהם שני שבועות וארבעה ימים, בעמר
Today is eighteen days, which is two weeks and four days, of the omer
A day of perseverance in a week of compassion
Today, is the 18th day, chai - חי day, "life day" of the omer.
May we have the perseverance to stay on our path of life.
May we have the compassion to keep us on our way.