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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
Join Rabbis Yehuda Shurpin and Menachem Posnerr as they discuss archane Lag BaOmer customs, coronavirus and other interesting stuff.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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