Lag BaOmer 2023 with Eliyahu Jian
May 9, 2023
Lag BaOmer is a Jewish holiday that falls on the 33rd day of the Omer, a 49-day period of spiritual preparation between the festivals of Passover and Shavuot. The holiday is marked by various customs and traditions, including lighting bonfires, playing with bows and arrows, and visiting the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a prominent rabbi and author of the Zohar, a central text of Jewish mysticism. Lag BaOmer is often seen as a day of celebration and joy, and is associated with themes of unity, learning, and spiritual growth. The holiday has different historical and cultural meanings for different Jewish communities around the world.