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Here are the tools and tips you need to have a rip-roaring inspiration-heavy Lag BaOmer celebration like no other.
Jewish Stories
Many children were sick and dying despite all the efforts of the local doctor, and the townspeople were desperately seeking a spiritual remedy.

Why is Torah compared to light? Because it tells us the place of each thing.

Because, in truth, there is no need to change the world. Everything is here.

Each thing has a place, and in that place it is good. Altogether, it is very good, a beautiful world. All that’s needed is a little light.

What is light?...

Parshah (Weekly Torah)
When you’re down in the dumps or trapped in a negative spiral, you can’t climb out by yourself.
Jewish News
Day also marks 41st annual completion of Mishneh Torah and Sefer Hamitzvot
Mitzvahs & Traditions
Do you know the ins and outs of the Jewish prayer shawl? Take this quiz to find out.
Parshah (Weekly Torah)
if we lift ourselves up just a little higher, we can see how small the world really is.
The Jewish Woman
I was grateful I got to love myself and them and every precious moment of our time together, instead of just needing them to like me.
Jewish News
41st study cycle of Mishneh Torah and Sefer Hamitzvot coincides with Lag BaOmer
Jewish Holidays
Technically, you can gnaw on raw carob pods, but it’s hard work and not the most pleasant experience.
An excerpt of the Rebbe's address at the Lag BaOmer Parade of 5744/1984
Jewish News
Rescue effort is part of ongoing campaign to save and serve those in desperate need
Jewish Holidays
If someone was unable to participate in the Passover offering at the proper time, they would offer the sacrifice a month later.
We are "workers of the daytime": our task is not to battle darkness but to make light
– Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch (the "Tzemach Tzeddek," 1789-1866)
Plague among R. Akiva's Disciples Ends (circa 120 CE)
In the weeks between Passover and Shavuot, a plague decimated 24,000 students of the great sage Rabbi... Read More »
Passing of R. Shimon bar Yochai (2nd century CE)
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai ("Rashbi"), was a leading disciple of Rabbi Akiva and one of the most... Read More »
Passing of Rama (1573?)
Rabbi Moshe Isereles ("Rama") of Cracow (1525-1573?) authored the glosses ("hagga'ot") on R. Yosef... Read More »
Ettingen Jews Acquitted (1690)
Following a blood libel and the decree, if found guilty, to destroy the synagogue of Ettingen... Read More »
IDF Created (1948)
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was created on Lag BaOmer of 1948. The IDF comprises the Israeli... Read More »
Hurva Synagogue Destroyed (1948)
The Hurva synagogue, located in the Jewish quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, was captured and... Read More »
Lag BaOmer (the 33rd day of the Omer count) celebrates the end of the plague amongst Rabbi Akiva's... Read More »
Tomorrow is the thirty-fourth day of the Omer Count. Since, on the Jewish calendar, the day begins at... Read More »
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