Lag BaOmer

Lag BaOmer—this year, Wednesday eve to Thursday, 22-23 May, 2019—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.

lag.PNGIt also commemorates another event. In the weeks between Passover and Shavuot, a plague raged amongst the disciples of the great sage Rabbi Akiva. On Lag BaOmer the dying ceased.  Read More