Bonfires, S’mores, and Way More!

5 years ago sweiss 0

Lag Ba’Omer is a festive Jewish holiday that lands on the 33rd day of the Omer count. A day filled with fun, family, and festivity, it is also a day that commemorates the day of passing for the great scholar, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. He lived in the second century of the common era and was the first to teach about the mystical dimension of the Torah (Kabbalah). On the day he died, he requested from his students that they celebrate this “joyous” day.

Many explain that when such a righteous and important person dies, all of their deeds, teachings, and works are celebrated. As a result, it is a custom that we, the following generations of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, celebrate his life and teachings of the Torah.

As we sit around our bonfires, we should think about the light that Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai brought into this world through his teachings. We, the future generation of the Jewish nation, have the power to unite together to create the strongest “light” in this world. Now come on, that in it of itself is pretty LIT, no?

So, join your friends, gather around the fire, and don’t forget to enjoy some s’mores.

Have a happy Lag Baomer:)