A festive day centered on children in the Jewish calendar, celebrating the anniversary of the passing of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar, and in whose honor fires are lit.
In the weeks between Passover and Shavuot, a plague raged amongst the disciples of the great sage Rabbi Akiva. On Lag BaOmer the dying ceased. Click a photo to see it enlarged.
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This gallery features preparations for the festival as well as the flames of the bonfire itself.