Lag BaOmer (Hebrew: ל״ג בעומר), also known as Lag LaOmer amongst Sephardi Jews, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the thirty-third day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of Iyar. One reason given for the holiday is as the day of passing of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Modern Jewish tradition links the holiday to the Bar Kokhba Revolt against the Roman Empire (132-135 CE). In Israel, it is celebrated as a symbol for the fighting Jewish spirit.

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List of Dates

Lag B'Omer begins in the Diaspora on:

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Lag BaOmer" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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