Lag Ba'Omer Quiz

Test your knowledge of this minor Jewish holiday!

    Question 1 of 9:

    The counting of the omer is observed like a period of mourning. What is one explanation for why it is considered a period of mourning?

     To mark the annual "death" of crops that occurs in the winter
     To remember the plague that was sent to punish Rabbi Akiva's students
     To mark the destruction of the Second Temple
     To remember the victims of the Shoah