Lag BaOmer /ל״ג בעומר

Lag BaOmer (Hebrew: ל״ג בעומר), also known as Lag LaOmer amongst Sephardi Jews, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the thirty-third day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of Iyar. One reason given for the holiday is as the day of passing of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Modern Jewish tradition links the holiday to the Bar Kokhba Revolt against … Continue reading Lag BaOmer /ל״ג בעומר

The 33rd and 34th Days of the Omer

Originally posted on Sefardi Beit Sefer:
What Occurred on the 33rd Day of the Omer? Tomorrow (meaning beginning from tonight), G-d willing, will mark the 33rd day of the Omer (commonly known as Lag Ba’Omer), which is celebrated amid great joy and when Tachanun (confessional prayer found after the Amida prayer) is omitted for it marks the day when the secrets of the Torah were… Continue reading The 33rd and 34th Days of the Omer