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Lag B'Omer

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This festive day is the anniversary of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.  

People celebrate the day with 

outings, bonfires and other festive events.  Children play with bows and arrows.

People also visit the final resting place of the Rabbi. 

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai lived in the second century.  He was the first to publicly teach the Kabbalah, which is the mystical dimension of the Torah.  He is also the author of the Zohar, the basis of the Kabballah.  On the day the Rabbi died, he told his followers to mark the date as "the day of my joy." 

The belief is that the final day of a person's life is the day on which all his work, deeds and teachings reach perfection and has the biggest impact on the lives of other people.  Therefore the day also celebrates the revelation of the Kabballah and the imperative to love and respect people.

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