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Lag BaOmer: the 33rd day of the Omer, a minor festival falling between Passover and Shavuot, commemorating the end of a plague which killed thousands of Rabbi Akiva’s students; also the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar
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Join the party celebrating the light of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai!
Join the party celebrating the light of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai!
On the day of Rebbe Shimon’s death, he revealed great secrets.
On the day of Rebbe Shimon’s death, he revealed great secrets.
Traditions around the celebratory observance of the 33rd day of the Omer are atypical of the normative Yiddishkeit experience; especially the blazing bonfires that burn in Meron and across Israel. The remarkable volume of non-sectarian participation, and ...
Learn all about the special day of Lag B’Omer and the many practical lessons to be applied in our daily lives. Discover the reasons behind the bow and arrow symbolism on this day, and how the behavior of Rabbi Akiva's students can teach us how help someon...
Celebrate Together with Thousands of Jewish Children (May 14, 2017)
Join this live broadcast of the grand Lag B’Omer parade at Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in New York, where thousands of Jewish children are gathering for this special event.
Lemon is my all-time favorite ingredient, and lately I've been on a bit of a parsley kick. Since lemon and parsley marry so well, these chicken kebab skewers are fragrant, herbaceous, fresh, and flavorful. For best flavor, it's important to use fresh lemo...
Why we celebrate the passing of the leading mystic?
Oh Linzer tarts, how beautiful art thou . . . I love these pretty little things, but because they are more work than your typical cookie, I was waiting for an official occasion to make them. During the spring we celebrate Lag BaOmer, a festive day on the ...
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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