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Lag BaOmer Customs: Fans of Kumsitz and First Haircut

By Rifki Orzech | Lag BaOmer | 0 Comments | 20 May, 2019

Lag BaOmer is the semi holiday many Jews don’t know about. It is literally the the 33rd day of Sfirat HaOmer, the counting of the Omer (Vayikra 23:15-16) as the numerical value of lag, lamed ל...

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A Ramble on Rituals and Quality Time - Lag Ba'omer

By Rifki Orzech | Lag BaOmer | 0 Comments | 30 April, 2018

We’re a couple of weeks away from the chag of the year, Pesach; we spent a week in close quarters with our nearest and dearest doing odd things—so the children will ask questions—and making...

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On Lag BaOmer and Harry Potter

Lag BaOmer is a multi-layered day of celebration which, while celebrated by many, is often misunderstood. In this blog, I will explain the different elements of this mysterious day and suggest how...

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