The Sephardic Community of Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Today is Lag BaOmer.

LagBaOMer is the day when the students of Rabbi Akiva stopped dying. Also, it is the day of the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, Rabbi Akiva’s student who, on the day of his passing, authored the Zohar. He decreed that the day of his passing should be celebrated like a Hilula, a wedding day – and indeed, Lag B’Omer is marked with much fanfare in his honor and in honor of the revelation of the “secrets of the Torah” which he made public on this day.

Lag B’Omer Events

 

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