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Lag BaOmer celebration Ended in Tragedy Posted by on May 5, 2021

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן בַּר יוֹחַאי), who lived in the second century, was a brilliant Talmudic scholar. He was an active Mishnaic sage who is attributed with the authorship of the Zohar, the main work of Kabbalah. According to tradition, Rabbi Shimon died on Lag BaOmer (ל”ג בָּעֹמֶר). On the day of his death, he…

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