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Lag BaOmer

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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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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.
On Lag Ba’omer we celebrate the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, author of the Zohar. Why is this great reason to celebrate?
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?
What do we really celebrate on Lag BaOmer and what does the Rebbe say about it. The story of Lag BaOmer—in depth.
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?
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