Lag Ba’Omer

Lag Ba'Omer

What Is Lag Ba’omer?

This minor holiday — known for bonfires, weddings and haircuts — takes place about a month after Passover.

Celebrate

How to Count the Omer

A guide to the ritual that occurs between Passover and Shavuot.

Beliefs & Practices

What Is An Upsherin, or Halaqah?

Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.

Finding Meaning in the Omer

A time to prepare for receiving the Torah.

Blessing for Counting the Omer

The blessing in transliteration and English.

Lag Ba’Omer Quiz

Test your knowledge of this minor Jewish holiday!

Some Days Count More Than Others

The days between Passover and Shavuot are a time of great vulnerability and profound opportunity.

The Omer Period — Time As Text

Our changing observance of the period between Passover and Shavuot reflects our sensitivity to the realities of our history.

Don’t Just Mark the Jewish Holidays, Mark the Jewish Intervals

We need to be able to rest and recover from one run in order to perform at our best at the next one.

Lag Ba’Omer in Meron

Each year, a rabbinic grave is the site of one of the biggest parties in Israel.

The Omer

Counting the days from Passover to Shavuot.