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Bonfires of the Faithful
Bonfires of the Faithful

“Since when is it that the day a tzaddik dies is a holiday?” “How can there be a holiday for a day when no miracle occurred and isn’t mentioned in the Mishna, Talmud, or any hint at all in the Tanach?”

So…why do we do this all on Lag BaOmer?

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If it’s a good excuse for bonfire, who am I to challenge tradition…

Please note: everything I wrote is from the article I linked to in Hebrew. I suggest you read through it yourself if you can – many more interesting historical tidbits.

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Jameel blogs at the Muqata: http://www.muqata.com, but these days extensively posts on Facebook. Follow Jameel at https://www.facebook.com/Muqata Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of The Jewish Press.

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