Lag Ba’Omer in Meron
Each year, a rabbinic grave is the site of one of the biggest parties in Israel.
Who Was Rabbi Akiva?
The second-century sage was the inspiration for many legends and may have died as a martyr.
What Is An Upsherin, or Halaqah?
Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.
What Is Lag Ba’omer?
This minor holiday — known for bonfires, weddings and haircuts — takes place about a month after Passover.
Counting the Omer
The days between Passover and Shavuot are considered a time of mourning.