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Emor [Behar in Israel] 5775
Vol. 11 No. 33, 14 - 20 Iyar, 5775 / May 3 - 9, 2015
A note from the staff of Kabbalah Online in Tzefat
In many places, Lag B'Omer (Wednesday night-Thursday) is 'picnic day,' 'bonfire night, 'outing day' and so forth. In Israel it is primarily "Zohar Day,"
especially here in the Safed area, with 150,000 people making the pilgrimage to Meron and the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, source of the Zohar teachings. The first 3 articles examine different aspects of this important occasion.
The 4th article (which includes a lengthy Zohar quote) is for "Pesach Sheni / 2nd Passover" (this Sunday) the Torah's most overlooked holiday!
The final three are for the Torah Reading (including two from the Holy Ari of Tzefat!).

(Those of you in Israel should click to Behar for articles on the Weekly Reading there. For something on ch. 4 of Pirkei Avot, go to our Avot menu page.)

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Dedication
In memory of Rabbi Arye-Leib ("Leibel") Kaplan,
head of the Safed-Chabad community from its modern inception
with his arrival in 1973 until his tragic early death twenty-five years later,
on the occasion of his 17th yahrzeit this Monday night-Tuesday, 16 Iyar.
 
Lag B'Omer Laws and Customs

Join the party celebrating the light of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai!
 The Zohar
Rashbi and His Circle

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai—His Life and Works
 Seven Omer Weeks
At Three years Old

The primary purpose of the hair cutting is for the intention of leaving and essentially revealing the Peyot/sidelocks.
 Pesach Sheni / 2nd Passover
On a Distant Journey

"The Congregation of Israel is adorned with crowns at Passover time, and does not remove these adornments for thirty days." (Zohar)
 Weekly Torah Reading
Avenging the Death of Abel [Part 1]

Forcing premature healing can damage the world.
 
The Unique Task of the Kohen-priests

The three stages of offering sacrifices correspond to three aspects of the Jew.
 Mystic Story
A Delicious Offering

Via simple good intentions, a Marrano offers "show-bread" in Safed.
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