Into the Verse - A Parsha Podcast

Lag Ba’Omer: Who Was Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

May 17, 2022 Aleph Beta Episode 6
Into the Verse - A Parsha Podcast
Lag Ba’Omer: Who Was Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
Show Notes

Lag BaOmer: It’s a day for celebrations… parties, music, bonfires, barbecues. What exactly are we celebrating, though? Among other things, Lag BaOmer is the day when we remember the Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. So who exactly was Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai? Well, for one thing, he was the man who, according to the Talmud, almost burned the world to a crisp. Oh, you’ve never heard that story? Do you want to hear it? It’s a good one… and it just may hold the key to understanding Lag BaOmer.

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