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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 is the yahrzeit (the anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, one of the greatest Sages of the Talmud and the author of the Zohar, the fundamental text of the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism. Customarily, we commemorate Lag BaOmer by ...
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai told his students to make Lag BaOmer, the anniversary of his death, a day of celebration. All over the world, children march in Lag BaOmer parades. We show everyone how proud and happy we are to be Jewish and to keep the Torah and ...
Rabbi Shimon's Day As is well known,There are several reasons given * for the celebrations of Lag BaOmer. The reason which concerns us is the rationale stated in the writings of the AriZal and quoted in chassidus: ** that the day is set aside as the yahrz...
Secrets of The Festivals Chapter 7
Lag B’Omer is a Yom Tov which is not from the Torah but from the Rabbis. Lag B’Omer is the Yartzeit of R. Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar, mentioned previously.See Pri Eitz Chaim, Shaar Chapter 6. In Eretz Yisrael, Lag B’Omer is celebrated with...
"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...
Lag BaOmer, the thirty-third day of the Counting of the Omer, is a Jewish holiday. One of the reasons for this holiday is that on this day the fatal plague that struck down many of Rabbi Akiva’s thousands of the students came to an end.Meiri on Yevamos 62...
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