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Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai Video

The Image of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
The interplay of Halacha and Kabbalah in the thought of Rabbi Shimon
An exploration of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's halachik approach and how it mirrors his mystical outlook. Examples from the laws of Muktzah and intention in regards to work on Shabbos. Also exploring Aggadic passages of the Talmud about Rabbi Shimon.
Rabbi Shimon’s Joy
On Lag B’omer, Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai proclaimed: “This is the day of my rejoicing!” What was it that made Rabbi Shimon so joyful?
In the Merit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
We need G-d’s mercy so that the redemption actually arrives. Then, on the Second Passover, we can discuss whether we need to offer the Passover offering, and how exactly to go about doing so properly.
Judaism After the Destruction
The Jews in Exile
Even after the destruction of the Second Temple, the Roman persecution of the Jewish people continued. In this class we learn about the Bar Kochba revolt, as well as some of the important rabbinical leaders of the era such as R. Akiva, R. Meir and R. Shimon ben Yochai.
The Secret of Lag B’Omer
Why we celebrate the passing of the leading mystic?
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and the Cave
Wisdom from the Talmud
Torah Study as an Occupation, Part 1
Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 14
The Talmud says that R' Shimon ben Yochai's "Torah study was his profession"? What does it mean to make Torah study your main occupation. Guest Expert: Rabbi Manis Friedman. (From “Messages”—Season 4, Episode 14)
Torah Study as an Occupation, Part 2
Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 15
The Talmud says that R' Shimon ben Yochai's "Torah study was his profession"? What does it mean to make Torah study your main occupation. Guest Expert: Rabbi Mendel Kaplan. (From “Messages”—Season 4, Episode 15)
Celebrating the Secrets of the Torah
The Kabbalistic Holiday of Lag BaOmer
A look at the increasingly popular interest in the holiday of Lag BaOmer, which was instituted by the author of the Zohar, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, to commemorate the day of his passing.
Lag B’omer, Day of Unrivaled Joy
Rabbi Avraham HaLevi, a disciple of the Arizal, had the custom of reciting Nachem, a prayer of mourning for Jerusalem, every single day.
Day of Rabbi Shimon
May the merit of Rabbi Shimon whose Yahrtzeit we celebrate on Lag B’Omer bring you success.
The 33rd Day of the Omer
Lag BaOmer and R’ Shimon bar Yochai
We count the Omer in anticipation of the giving of the Torah on Shavuot. But on Lag BaOmer we celebrate the life of R’ Shimon bar Yochai, who revealed the esoteric dimension of Torah.
Lag B'Omer Gathering
The Rebbe's Address to Children at the 1983 Lag BaOmer Parade
Excerpts from a 1983 recording of the Lag B’Omer parade at Lubavitch World Headquarters, Brooklyn, New York.
Lag B’Omer Parade Highlights
The 1983 Children’s Parade with the Rebbe
Children gather to celebrate the holiday of Lag B’Omer. Excerpts from a 1983 recording of the grand parade with the Rebbe at Lubatvitch World Headquarters, Brooklyn, New York.
Lag B'Omer Gathering
The Rebbe's Address to Children at the 1984 Lag BaOmer Parade
Excerpts from a 1984 satellite feed from Lubavitch World Headquarters, Brooklyn, New York.
Lag B’Omer Parade and Rally
Children gather to celebrate the holiday of Lag B’Omer. Excerpts from a 1984 satellite feed from Lubatvitch World Headquarters, Brooklyn, New York.
Music Notes: Hinei Mah Tov
A collage of Lag BaOmer parades spanning five decades, accompanied by a special recording of the niggun “Hinei Mah Tov.”
The Jewish Child
Lag B’omer, 5744 • May 20, 1984
Lag B’omer celebrates the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, and is a time to draw inspiration from his life’s work. Rabbi Shimon’s Torah study was so great that it was his “occupation,” a level unattained even by his greatest peers. But how, then, is a young child to attempt to emulate him?
Rabbi Shimon’s Joy
On Lag B’omer, Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai proclaimed: “This is the day of my rejoicing!” He also requested every Jew to share in his joy, so his own delight is increased when he sees many Jews rejoicing together.
Respect
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Respect
18 Iyar, 5743 · May 1, 1983
The Talmud tells us that 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva died because “they did not treat one another with respect.” But the plague ended on Lag BaOmer, which means they had remedied their actions and began to treat each other with the appropriate level of esteem.
Parade of Good
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Parade of Good
Lag BaOmer, 5750 • May 13, 1990
Torah instructs Jewish children: If you see another person who is in need, whether spiritually or physically, reach out to him with love and help him get free of his predicament. Then proceed together, growing from each other’s successes.
Lag B’omer Parade
Lag B’omer, 5740 • May 4, 1980
A grand Lag B’omer parade. After the crowds arrive and the 12 Pesukim are recited, the Rebbe addresses the children. The parade goes by the Rebbe with marching bands, U.S. soldiers, marvelous floats and happy children.
Lag B’omer Parade
Lag B’omer, 5726 - May 8, 1966
The Rebbe participates in a Lag B’omer parade.
Lag B’omer Parade
Lag B’omer, 5736 · May 18, 1976
The Rebbe participates in the 1976 Lag B’omer Parade.
Lag BaOmer Parade
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Lag BaOmer Parade
18 Iyar, 5743-1983
Lag B’omer Parade
Lag B’omer, 5720 • May 15, 1960
The Rebbe participates in an early Lag B’omer Parade.
Lag B’omer Parade
Vintage footage of the 1957 Lag B’omer Parade in front of 770.
Parade
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Parade
Lag B’omer, 5716 • April 29,1956
A vintage film. Children gather at 770 for a Lag B’omer parade. The Rebbe addresses the children, and reviews and encourages their march up the road.
Lag B’omer Fair
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Lag B’omer Fair
Lag B’omer, 5743 • May 1, 1983
The Rebbe drives by the Lag B’omer fair and waves to the many joyous children.
Nigun
Lag B'omer, 5743 · May 1, 1983
"May it be Your will, L-rd our G-d and G-d of our fathers, that the Holy Temple be speedily rebuilt in our days, and grant us our portion in Your Torah."
Lag B’omer Carnival
On his way to the Ohel, the Rebbe’s car passes the Lag B’omer carnival on Empire Boulevard.
Lag B’omer Parade
The Rebbe participates in the 1970 Lag B’omer parade in front of 770.
Lag B'Omer Gathering with Rebbe
Promotional Trailer
Brief highlights from the 1984 Lag B’Omer parade and gathering with the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
G-d Is Guarding His Children; You Can Help
An address at the 1967 Lag BaOmer Parade, less than a week before the Six-Day War. G-d is protecting your brothers and sisters in the Holy Land, but you have the unique privilege to help them . . .
Lag B’omer Parade
Celebration of Lag B’omer, 5744, as captured by the lens of Sholom Ber Goldstein.
Parades with the Rebbe
Watch talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Lag B’Omer and vintage footage of the Rebbe participating in the grand Lag B’Omer parades.

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