Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai immersed in the סתרי תורה. There are two figures to whom the Jewish people go en masse – Rebbi Shimon bar Yochai and Rachel Imeinu. Why is it about these two? The answer to this can help understand the meaning of Lag BaOmer and the pilgrimage to Meiron.
How do we repair (perform a tikun) the deficiency in creation that is a concealment of the Divine Presence? Three devices: mitzvot, teshuva, or yisurin.
Shiur provided courtesy of torahthinking.com