Tuesday, May 16, 2006

It's Lag Ba'Omer!!!

During the Omer, tradition says that the students of our great sages, Rabbi Akiba and Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakai, were stricken with a plague. Was this plague really an epidemic? Or was it the opression of the merciless Romans? Also, we mourn the loss of Shimon Bar Kochba, the great general and tactician, Rabbi Bar Yochai, the spiritual Guru of the Holy Land, and the destruction of Beitar, the last stronghold of the Children of Zion, before destruction at the hands of the Romans. Bottom line is that a lot of brothers were dying.

As a result, observant Jews treat the period of the Omer in a style of mourning. They refrain from listening to music and dancing. From shaving and from getting haircuts. And they dont get married.....though getting engaged is still cool!

But on the day of Lag Ba'Omer, the 33rd day in the counting of the Omer, the plague was lifted. So, it's officially Lag Ba'Omer. Rejoice!

Things to do:
1. Shave
2. Get Haircuts
3. Dance
4. Party
5. Listen to Music
6. Get Married (well, if you want...)
7. Go to SeaBright Beach from the BBQ/Bonfire!!!

BTW - Does anyone have the lyrics to the Marcus Brothers BAR YOCHAI song?


Anonymous G-D SQUAD said...

Shabot on Lag BaOmer.

Tue May 16, 01:55:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you guys use spellcheck?

Tue May 16, 09:18:00 PM 2006  
Blogger G-D SQUAD said...

Um, yes, thank you very much. Or at least we're supposed to.

Tue May 16, 11:15:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

then why does it say "Its Lag Ba'Omer" instead of "It's Lag Ba'Omer", and "And they dont get married" instead of "And they don't get married", and "So, its officially Lag Ba'Omer" instead of "So, it's officially Lag Ba'Omer", and "lyris" instead of "lyrics" (lyris isn't even a word, is it?).

it makes it hard to read when there are mistakes like that.

Tue May 16, 11:26:00 PM 2006  
Blogger netmessiah said...

In regards to spellchecking....

As much as I am a dedicated writer, I realiaze that there is a blessing filled world of God's miracles waiting outside my window. And especially on Lag Ba'Omer, I am very anxious to join in the festovities. So I am often not as anal retentive when it comes to my spelling. I hope that my readers will have Rachmanis and see past my spellchecking technique and find the inner beauty in my message. As it says in the tradition "Be patient with the netmessiah for he is eager to be rejoiceful in the garden and types rather quickly without checking". Kol Tuv!

Wed May 17, 12:21:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Fedora Black said...

spel tjek? hu niids tu uz spel tjek? Ai think hiz speling iz grait!

Wed May 17, 12:24:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Supervixen said...

Someone who focuses more on the spelling than the message obviously doesn't really care aboutthe joyous holiday being written about and has nothing better to do with his/her time...sadness.

Thu May 18, 04:32:00 PM 2006  

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