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    [Lag BaOmer, also known as Lag LaOmer, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the thirty-third day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. According to the Talmud and Midrash, this day marks the hillula (celebration, interpreted by some as anniversary of death) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a Mishnaic sage and leading disciple of Rabbi Akiva in the 2nd century, and the day on which he revealed the deepest secrets of kabbalah in the form of the Zohar, a landmark text of Jewish mysticism. In modern Israeli culture, the holiday has been reinterpreted as a commemoration of the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire] – Wikipedia


    Ultra Orthodox Jews crowd together as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)


    Ultra Orthodox Jews crowd together as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)




    Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)


    Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)




    Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)


    Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)




    Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)


    Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)




    Ultra Orthodox Jewish men watch a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)


    Ultra Orthodox Jewish men watch a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)




    Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)


    Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)




    An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy runs past bonfires during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations to commemorate the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times, in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, April 27, 2013. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/AP Photo)


    An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy runs past bonfires during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations to commemorate the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times, in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, April 27, 2013. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/AP Photo)




    An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks at a bonfire during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations held to commemorate the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times, in Bnei Brak, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/Associated Press)


    An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks at a bonfire during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations held to commemorate the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times, in Bnei Brak, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/Associated Press)




    Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)


    Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)


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Lag BaOmer


[Lag BaOmer, also known as Lag LaOmer, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the thirty-third day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. According to the Talmud and Midrash, this day marks the hillula (celebration, interpreted by some as anniversary of death) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a Mishnaic sage and leading disciple of Rabbi Akiva in the 2nd century, and the day on which he revealed the deepest secrets of kabbalah in the form of the Zohar, a landmark text of Jewish mysticism. In modern Israeli culture, the holiday has been reinterpreted as a commemoration of the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire] – Wikipedia


Ultra Orthodox Jews crowd together as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)


Ultra Orthodox Jews crowd together as they celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)




Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)


Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)




Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)


Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)




Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)


Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)




Ultra Orthodox Jewish men watch a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)


Ultra Orthodox Jewish men watch a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)




Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)


Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 27, 2013. Israelis celebrate the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba-Omer, which marks the end of a plague in the Middle Ages that killed thousands of disciples of a revered rabbi in the holy land, by lighting bonfires across the country. (Photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)




An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy runs past bonfires during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations to commemorate the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times, in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, April 27, 2013. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/AP Photo)


An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy runs past bonfires during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations to commemorate the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times, in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, April 27, 2013. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/AP Photo)




An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks at a bonfire during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations held to commemorate the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times, in Bnei Brak, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/Associated Press)


An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man looks at a bonfire during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations held to commemorate the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews in Roman times, in Bnei Brak, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/Associated Press)




Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)


Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Modi'in Illit, Israel, on April 27, 2013. (Photo by Gil Cohen)


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