Uncovering the Moed of the Days of Sefira and the Biblical Yom Tov of Lag B’omer: The Electrifying Teaching of Rav Moshe Shapiro

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The Tur writes that we celebrate Lag BaOmer because that is the day the students of Rebbe Akiva stopped dying. Why is that a reason to celebrate – they stopped dying because there were none left!

Why don’t we make a shehechiyanu on Sefirat HaOmer?

Why does the Torah mention Shabbos and the Omer in the Parshat HaMoadim – they aren’t moadim!

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