18
May
14

Lag Ba’omer Bonfire


After 32 days when we mourned the historic deaths of Rabbi Akiva‘s students – Torah sages that could have changed the way the world regards Torah – we’ve come to the 33rd day when deaths of the students no longer occurred. Of the 24,000 Rabbi Akiva had, only 5 were left including Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Bar Yochai went on to become the greatest teacher of his generation and the author of the Zohar. Last eve, motzey Shabbos, and carrying on until nightfall today, we celebrate Lag Ba’omer. Lag Ba’omer commemorates the anniversary of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai‘s death. Around the world this day is celebrated with pilgrimages to Rabbi Shimon‘s kever in Meron, bonfires in the evening and a day of general mirth, as the cycle of death stopped.

Last eve, I happened to be in the Marine Park neighborhood, having stayed at a friend’s house for Shabbos. and on motzey Shabbos, we went to see a local bonfire in honor of the occasion on East 33rd and Avenue P….

kosher-scene-copyright-copy22

LgBomr1

The crowd sang the famous Bar Yochai pizmon and the spirit of comradery united all those present, regardless of ethnicity and religious customs…LgBomr2

Truly, a beautiful and heart warming evening!

CS


0 Responses to “Lag Ba’omer Bonfire”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 7,682 other followers

Calendar of Posts

May 2014
S M T W T F S
« Apr   Jul »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Archives

Visit our friends at the Kosher Wine Society

Noach: Stranded and Branded

Buy the book…

Category Cloud

18 Restaurant baking baking recipe baking recipes BlogTalkRadio cheese Chef David Kolotkin Chef Jeff Nathan Chef Lévana Chef Lévana Kirschenbaum chicken chicken recipes cookbook authors cookbooks dairy cuisine dairy recipes Esti Berkowitz fine dining fine kosher dining fine kosher dining in Manhattan fine kosher restaurants fine restaurants fish fish recipes Geila Hocherman Gotham Wines & Liquors Internet Radio Irving Schild Jack's Gourmet Jewish history kosher kosher baking kosher baking recipe kosher baking recipes kosher beef kosher beef recipes kosher cheese kosher chefs kosher chicken dishes kosher chicken recipes kosher cookbook authors kosher cookbooks kosher cookery Kosher cooking kosher cooking classes kosher cooking demos kosher cuisine kosher dairy kosher dairy cuisine kosher dairy recipes kosher desserts kosher dining kosher dining in Brooklyn kosher dining in Manhattan kosher dining in NY kosher fine dining kosher fine wines kosher fish kosher fish recipes Kosher food kosher Israeli wine kosher Italian cuisine kosher meat dishes kosher meat recipes kosher meat restaurants kosher meat restaurants in Manhattan kosher Mediterranean cuisine kosher parve recipes kosher poultry dishes kosher poultry recipes kosher recipes kosher restaurant review Kosher restaurants kosher restaurants in Brooklyn kosher restaurants in Manhattan kosher restaurants in New York City kosher restaurants in NY Kosher Revolution Kosher Scene kosher soup recipes kosher wine kosher wines Lévana Lévana Kirschenbaum meat recipes parve recipes Passover Pomegranate Supermarket poultry poultry recipes Prime Grill Royal Wine Corporation Shavuos Shavuos recipes Susie Fishbein The Kosher Scene The Kosher Scene Radio Show Uncategorized Wine

BlogTopSites


<a href="//www.blogtopsites.com/food-drink/" title="Food & Drink Blogs" target="_blank"><img style="border:none" src="//www.blogtopsites.com/v_158881.gif" alt="Food & Drink Blogs" />
<a target="_blank" href="//www.blogtopsites.com" style="font-size:10px;">blog sites


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,682 other followers

%d bloggers like this: