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Lag BaOmer
Lag BaOmer—this year, May 18, 2014—is a festive day on the Jewish calendar, celebrating the anniversary of the passing of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar. It also commemorates another event. In the weeks between Passoverand Shavuot, a plague raged amongst the disciples of the great sage Rabbi Akiva. On Lag BaOmer the dying ceased. Read More
 
What Is Lag BaOmer?
 
The Chassidic masters explain that the final day of a person’s earthly life marks the point when “all his deeds, teachings and work” achieve their culminating perfection . . .
 
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Bonfires, Jewish Unity parades, bows and arrows, carobs and more. Find out what is traditionally done on Lag BaOmer, and why . . .
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Parades, picnics, bonfires, outings... Find out which fun programs YOUR local Chabad center is offering this Lag BaOmer!
 
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