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May 14, 2017

Lag BaOmer

Lag BaOmer

Revealing the Esoteric: The Soul of Torah

Lag BaOmer

Lag BaOmer—this year, May 14, 2017—is a festive day on the Jewish calendar, celebrating the anniversary of the passing of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar. It also commemorates another event. In the weeks between Passover and Shavuot, a plague raged amongst the disciples of the great sage Rabbi Akiva. On Lag BaOmer the dying ceased. Read More

The Chassidic masters explain that the final day of a person’s earthly life marks the point when “all his deeds, teachings and work” achieve their culminating perfection . . .
Bonfires, Jewish Unity parades, bows and arrows, carobs and more. Find out what is traditionally done on Lag BaOmer, and why . . .
Parades, picnics, bonfires, outings... Find out which fun programs YOUR local Chabad center is offering this Lag BaOmer!
The 33rd day of the Omer commemorates the end of a plague which killed thousands of Rabbi Akiva’s students and also the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar.