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Omer Mourning Observances

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In the 2nd century CE, a plague killed 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiba. During the seven weeks between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot, we commemorate that tragedy with a period of semi-mourning.
Why so many customs? How did it all develop?
In remembrance of the tragic death of 24,000 disciples of Rabbi Akiva, several mourning practices are observed during the weeks between Passover and Shavuot.
Why do we make such a big deal about this tragedy in particular?
Everyone deserves respect. We all have merit in this world. We all have something to share and to teach from our life’s experiences.
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