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Celebrating the Secrets of the Torah

The Kabbalistic Holiday of Lag BaOmer

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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.
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Evan Philadelphia, Pennsylvania via May 9, 2012

"Rainbow after the flood" I remember as a youngster in Hebrew school my teacher Mrs. Wienstein taught us seeing a rainbow is a sign from Hashem that you have commited sin. I personally percieve rain as a sign of purifying your soul. It seems like often on the day of Yom Kippur it rains. Straying too far from the subject but just an observation. Reply

Anonymous May 9, 2012

Torah Celebration Dear Rabbi New,
This has been such a beautiful teaching. I would like to keep the video so that I can listen to it often. This teaching about the celebration of Torah and the Rainbow explanation, in relation to Torah, is simply amazing. The symbol representing the Rainbow of the covenant with our Mighty G-d is such a beautiful concept. And, then, our G-d is Beautiful in every aspect. Our Father is such a Wonder. Blessed be He!!! Thank you. Reply

Anonymous Naples, FL March 17, 2012

No sin "before" Flood? At about 37:00 you say that there were no rainbows before the Flood.
You say that after the Flood there was sinning and therefore the rainbow.
I found this difficult to understand.
What was the reason for the Flood? Wasn't Hashem upset with the sinning? Didn't Noah see the rainbow as a "Covenant" set in the sky that Hashem would never again destroy the world by flood? Reply

This class analyzes an aspect of the weekly Torah portion or upcoming holiday. While providing a basic understanding of the subject matter, the lesson delves into its deeper and more complex dimensions with emphasis on the spiritual relevance to our daily lives. Inspiration for both the novice and advanced student.
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