Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lag ba'Omer


Lag ba'Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer, is traditionally observed as a holiday marking the day when the students of R' Akiva stopped dying. There is some debate as to whether the evening beginning Lag ba'Omer has festive status or not, and therefore haircuts and celebrations generally wait until the day of Lag ba'Omer.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 493:2; Mishneh Berurah 493:11)

Have a great day,

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