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Join Chabad of CMU for a Lag B'Omer BBQ

Time: 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Chabad of CMU


Take a break from studying to celebrate the 33rd day of the omer. We’ll have a BBQ, bonfire and live music. 


From Passover to Shavuot, we count 49 days of the Omer. The 33rd day of the Omer is a very happy day for a couple of reasons:
1) Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar and the first person to reveal Kaballah passed away on this day. He told his disciples that his day of passing should be marked with celebrations. People have customs to have bonfires and play with bow and arrow because of him.
2) There was a plague that killed 24,000 students of the holy sage, Rabbi Akiva. On Lag B'Omer they stopped dying and every year since then this day is marked as a happy day. There are many mourning customs which are observed during the counting of the Omer and on Lag B'Omer they don't apply.