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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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Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the Omer count, is a festive day on the Jewish calendar.
Lag BaOmer is the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Shimon son of Yochai. At one point in his life, Rabbi Shimon was a fugitive from the Roman authorities who were looking to execute him. For thirteen years he hid in a cave in the village of Miron toget...
"שנים עשר אלף זוגים תלמידים היו לו לרבי עקיבא וכולם מתו בפרק אחד מפני שלא נהגו כבוד זה לזה" “Rabbi Akiva had 24,000 students and they all died in one season because of their failure to relate to each other respectfully.” (Yevamot 62b) QUESTION: One reason...
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