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Lag Ba’Omer in 60 Seconds!

May 23, 2019

וּסְפַרְתֶּ֤ם לָכֶם֙ מִמׇּחֳרַ֣ת הַשַּׁבָּ֔ת מִיּוֹם֙ הֲבִ֣יאֲכֶ֔ם אֶת־עֹ֖מֶר הַתְּנוּפָ֑ה שֶׁ֥בַע שַׁבָּת֖וֹת תְּמִימֹ֥ת תִּהְיֶֽינָה׃

And from the day on which you bring the sheaf of elevation offering—the day after the Shabbat—you shall count off seven weeks. They must be complete:

u-s'-far-TEM LA-khem mi-mo-kha-rat ha-sha-BAT mi-YOM ha-vee-a-KHEM et o-MER ha-te-NU-fa, SHE-va sha-BA-tot te-mee-MOT ti-h'-YE-na

Leviticus 23:15

Have you ever heard of the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’Omer? If not, that is OK!

Lag Ba’Omer is a festival celebrating the counting of the Omer- commanded in Leviticus 23:15.

The Omer is a period of 49 days between the Biblical festivals of Passover and Shavuot. On the 33rd day, we celebrate Lag Ba’Omer.

This 60 second video will explain why we count, why we celebrate, and why we light bonfires!

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Relate Bible Verses: Chapter 23

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