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Its observance, laws, and significance. A presentation based on talmudic and traditional sources
By Rabbi Shimon Finkelman (Author)
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Catalog #: LAGH
Binding: Hardcover / Pages: 193
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches / Weight: 1.05 LBS
Published: by ArtScroll Mesorah Publications
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It is Lag BaOmer. Meron in Israel is aflame with joy and festive bonfires, atingle with song and dance, jammed with shoulder-to-shoulder celebrants, and saturated with the piety of pilgrims absorbing the sanctity of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochais tomb.
In Jerusalem, or New York -- wherever there are Jews who are loyal to the Torah -- children and their teachers take to the fields with bows and arrows; brides and grooms march to the chuppah; shuls and yeshivos fill to mark the sacred happiness of the day.
What is it about Lag BaOmer? What transformed the days of Sefiras HaOmer -- the forty-nine days between Pesach and Shavuos -- from happy anticipation to somber mourning? What is the significance of the unusual Omer offering?
In this work, Rabbi ShimonFinkelman brings his breadth and skills to the ArtScroll Holiday Series, as he presents the rich tapestry of Sefiras HaOmer and Lag BaOmer. Filled with anecdotes and profound insights, this book delves into the history, customs, and lessons of the day and the period, and includes the famous Bar Yochai song, with an illuminating translation and commentary.
Rabbi Nosson Schermans Overview presents an absorbing hashkafah/philosophical analysis of the many facets of these days and the personalities whose experience has shaped our perceptions for centuries.
That Lag BaOmer is a time for weddings and haircuts is known to all -- but the underlying significance of the day, as it is beautifully presented in this book, is known to few. Read. It will be an enriching experience!
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Table of Contents
An Overview / Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and the Omer
- Return to Awareness
- The Omer Count
- The Students of Rabbi Akiva
- Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai
- Rabbi Shimon's Uniqueness
Selected Laws and CustomsTeachings of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai
- The Days of Sefirah
- Rabbi Akiva and His Disciples
- Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai
- A Light in the Darkness
- An Awesome, Sanctified Day
- Upsherin - The First Haircut
Lag BaOmer StoriesLag BaOmer Songs
- Talmudic and Midrashic Selections
- Aggadic Accounts
R' Shimon's Praises - A Talmudic and Midrashic SelectionUpsherin (Chalakah) - The First Haircut
- Amar Rabbi Akiva
- Bar Yochai
- Va'amartem Ko Lechoi