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Lag BaOmer Questions & Answers

What Is Lag BaOmer?
Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer count—this year, May 14, 2017—is a festive day on the Jewish calendar.
Celebrate on the Anniversary of Death?
Why all the joy on the day of the passing of the great sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai?
Every year on the holiday of Lag BaOmer, we go to the park, have bonfires and live music and many celebrations. I never understood this. Are we supposed to have celebrations on the anniversary of someone’s passing?
Why the Bow and Arrow on Lag BaOmer?
Why do we play with a bow and arrow on the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer?
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