Monday, May 11, 2009

posts so far for Lag BaOmer

  1. Chai Rotel Mashkeh: Considering women to be human! In that now they also get liquid refreshment. But a bit over-the-top in describing hot coffee as five-star hotel treatment.

  2. Why celebrate that there were not any students left?? One answer is that this is a legitimate question with no answer, and so it is a folk holiday. Another, and this has some basis, is that students continued to perish, but none died on this particular day.

  3. Considering some of the segolos and minhagim associated with lag baOmer. What is their basis, and is it being interpreted correctly?

  4. Rabbenu Yerucham on Lag BaOmer.

  5. Kabbalah coopts Shevuot, besides Lag BaOmer.

  6. Is burning a pyre to Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai an idolatrous or superstition custom? As a followup, the Yerushalmi, funeral pyres, and incense.
Not on parshablog, but interesting on the web:
  1. Esser Agaroth considers whether Rashbi did not in fact pass away on lag baOmer, based on a certain article.

  2. The Muqata with a bunch of posts on that topic, and how due to communal pressure the author was compelled to retract.

  3. The Jewish Worker on the source for celebrating Lag BaOmer.

  4. And a lecture by Rabbi Dr. Shnayer Leiman on the same topic: The Strange History of Lag B'Omer.

  5. Also, follow the live blogging in Meron, at Mystical Paths.

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