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Lag Ba’omer: ל"ג בעומר

Lag Ba’omer : ל"ג בעומר
"Thirty-third day of the Omer"

The period between the two great Jewish holiday of spring, Passover and Shavuot is called the Omer, it begins the second day of Pesach.
Lag BaOmer - this year Thursday, May 26, 2016 - the 33rd day of the Omer count : Sefirat HaOmer (April 11-May 30, 2016) is a festive day on the Jewish calendar, traditionally celebrated by outputs (during which the children play archery), bonfires, and other festivities. Thousands of Jews go to Meron in northern Israel) at the tomb of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai whose date is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of death). It is customary to light bonfires on the eve of Lag BaOmer. They commemorate the intense light that Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai introduced into the world through his mystical teachings.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who lived in the second century of the common era, was the first to publicly teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as the "Kabbalah". The day of his departure from this world, Rabbi Shimon instructed his disciples to consider this date as "the day of my joy."

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