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t’s that time of year again, when a third of your e-mail and text messages is devoted to Sefirah reminders. Now, don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the reminders. But somewhere in between the 11th and 22nd one, I begin to wonder whether the Jewish community has lost faith in my ability to remember. And it’s not just Sefirah. A Jewish novelist once wrote, “Jews have six senses: touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing… and memory.” Lately, it seems the only way we’ll remember anything is through e-mail and text. So here are my top-five picks for reminder notifications.