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Lag BaOmer Audio Classes

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.

What is Lag BaOmer?
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What is Lag BaOmer?
What do we really celebrate on Lag BaOmer and what does the Rebbe say about it. The story of Lag BaOmer—in depth.
A History of Lag BaOmer
Why were the disciples of Rabbi Akiva punished by death for being disrespectful? And why are we happy on the day that R. Shimon Bar Yochai died?
What is a Tzadik?
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What Is A Tzadik?
Why do we celebrate on the day that R. Shimon Bar Yochai passed away? Also: If we are not permitted to talk to the dead, why do we pray by a tzaddik’s grave?
Lag B’omer 1
On Lag Ba’omer the plague killing the students of Rabbi Akiva for not respecting each other, ceased. How is it possible that these greats didn’t have the proper love for one another?
Lag B’omer 2
On Lag Ba’omer we celebrate the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, author of the Zohar. Why is this great reason to celebrate?
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.
Rabbi Schapiro on Lag Ba'Omer
Three advanced classes on the subject of Lag Ba'Omer.
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.
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