Bonfire

The Best of Times; The Worst of Times

For the Jewish people who came out of Egypt, the period between the Exodus and the Revelation at Mt. Sinai was one of continuous spiritual awakening. Their relationship with God grew stronger and closer. Miraculous events occurred daily. For the Jewish people in subsequent generations, this period continues to be one of the greatest of times of the year, in which we prepare ourselves for a renewal of our commitment ...

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Lag B'Omer

Lag B’Omer – The 33rd Day of the Omer

Two significant events occurred on Lag B’Omer, and though separated by many years, they both contribute to its special status. On the thirty third day of the counting of the Omer, Rabbi Akivah’s students stopped dying. Because the epidemic lasted thirty three days, the common custom is to observe thirty three days of mourning in the Omer period, ending on Lag B’Omer, the thirty third day of the Omer. ...

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Students Learning

The Best of Times; The Worst of Times

For the Jewish people who came out of Egypt, the period between the Exodus and the revelation at Mt. Sinai was one of continuous spiritual awakening. Their relationship with God grew stronger and closer miraculous events occurred daily.  For the Jewish people in subsequent generations, this period is also one of the greatest of times of the year, in which the nation prepares itself for a renewal of its commitment ...

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