What Is Lag Ba’omer?
This minor holiday — known for bonfires, weddings and haircuts — takes place about a month after Passover.
What Is An Upsherin, or Halaqah?
Why some Jews ritualize their son's first haircut at age 3.
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.