Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Halocho #324 - Lag B'Omer is day 33 of the Omer

We mourn for 33 days between Pessach and Shavu'ot in memory of the 33 days during which Rabbi Akiva's students perished. There are various customs as to which 33 days are kept as mourning-days. Everybody agrees that on the day of Lag B'Omer - the 33rd day of the Omer - there is no mourning, as a reminder that they stopped dying on the 33rd day. Those who have the custom to mourn from Rosh Chodesh Iyar, resume the mourning customs after Lag B'Omer. Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 120:6, 7 Note: Many Sefradim only stop the mourning on the 34th day of the Omer. - Danny Tuesday, 18 Iyar 5769, 33rd day of the Omer

Please daven for a complete recovery for Tamar bat Naama - תמר בת נעמה

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