Lag B’Omer – Family Fun Between Passover & Shavuot

Celebrate Lag B'Omer

Lag B’Omer (pronounced lahg b’aw-mehr) is coming! Lag B'Omer  begins Wednesday, May 25th and ends Thursday, May 26th. This minor holiday comes 33 days into the 49-day Counting of the Omer (after Passover and before Shavuot). It often includes outdoor celebrations - think picnics, ball games, roasting marshmallows, and cranking up that grill. If you’re not sure what the significance is, you’re not alone. In fact, there are different points of view about its origins. Lag B’Omer basics What’s it mean? Lag B’Omer means the 33rd day of the omer.  The Hebrew letters of “Lag” – “lamed” which … [Read more...]

Let’s Have a Barbecue!

Do you ever have those uncomfortable moments when someone asks why we celebrate this holiday or what that tradition is about? Maybe we know a little, but we’re not 100% sure of all the nuances? With Lag B’Omer, it’s OK not to be certain. There are different points of view about its origins. However, one thing is sure: this is a fun holiday that comes 33 days into the 49-day Counting of the Omer (after Passover and before Shavuot) where people celebrate, often outside: think picnics, ball games, roasting marshmallows, and cranking up that grill. Lag B'Omer basics What’s it mean? Lag … [Read more...]