16 05, 2014

The Myth Of Lag B’omer

By |2014-05-16T09:28:02-07:00May 16th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                  The Myth Of Lag B’omer                        The following is a chapter from my recently published book "Mysteries of Judaism"   The semi-holiday Lag B’omer is based on an unsubstantiated and unlikely tradition[1]. Lag B’omer means the thirty-third day since bringing the barley harvest (omer) to the tabernacle and later temples to thank God for [...]

12 05, 2013

Lag B’omer – Unusual Interpretations 25

By |2013-05-17T06:56:25-07:00May 12th, 2013|Thoughts|

                                                                                                  By Israel Drazin   The semi-holiday[1] Lag B’omer is based on an unsubstantiated and unlikely tradition. Lag B’omer means the “thirty-third day [since bringing the barley harvest] omer [to the tabernacle and later temples to thank God for the barley harvest].” An omer is a certain weight of the grain such as [...]