25 2024


26 2024

Lag B'Omer

33rd day of counting the Omer ?

Lag BaOmer for Hebrew Year 5784 begins at sundown on Saturday, 25 May 2024 and ends at nightfall on Sunday, 26 May 2024.

Lag BaOmer (Hebrew: ל״ג בעומר), also Lag B’Omer, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. One reason given for the holiday is as the day of passing of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Modern Jewish tradition links the holiday to the Bar Kokhba Revolt against the Roman Empire (132-135 CE). In Israel, it is celebrated as a symbol for the fighting Jewish spirit.