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Jewish Holidays

Lag BaOmer (literally: the 33rd day of the Omer) is traditionally when Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students stopped dying. It also marks the Yahrtzeit of the Tanna Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, one of the 5 new students Rabbi Akiva took after the death of his 24,000 students.

Lag BaOmer and the Students of Rabbi Akiva

Delivered at the OU Israel Center, Lag BaOmer 5783 / May 9, 2023 Rabbi Breitowitz’s Tuesday Shiur is sponsored for the 2023 academic year by Rabbi Refoel and Sharon Auman in memory of their parents, Edith and Reiner Auman, z”l, יונה בן צדוק ז״ל & אסתר ע״ה בת רפאל הי״ד and their son Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu […]