Lag B'Omer

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Meron on Lag B’Omer

Families came from as far away as Damascus and Baghdad. Bonfires were lit in honor of the Rashbi, and the men danced to the beat of drums and flutes...

Rashbi’s Passing

Lag B’omer is the anniversary of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai’s exit from the physical world. The Zohar in Idra Zuta gives a moving account of what happened…

Building Bonfires

It is so easy to be introspective upon the bad we do, the mistakes we make, the misgivings we have. Yet how many of us do any introspection upon our good points?