Lag B’omer 2013, burn Holywood burn, and appreciation for my P.M.
My fav. P.M. who made a difference and chooses someone that always inspired us , the Lubavitcher Rebbe 🙂
R.I.P Margaret Thatcher someone who made sure i got daily glass of milk and be-friend-ed by special Grandpa Ben a healer from a time of real healers… Lag B’omer only one week to go 🙂 Where the most imp. thing is the children!!!
The Tolna Rebbe Shlita 2013 /5773 on the Yahzeit of the Heilge Rebbe Dovid of Tolna his Alter alter Zeide, carrying the more than 200 year old tehilim which is an inheritance through the Grand Rebbe’s Zeide’s back to Dovid Tolna himself.
This was the Tehilim Dovid Tolna would davern with himself and would bring about salvation’s for the Yidden / Jewish people. There are many names and letters / Kvitlach in the sefer which show us the Chassidim of old devotion and commitment to the Rebbe and may his merit protect us. Below is pictured the new Shul in Jerusalem which shall continue the Tolna Heritage until Moshiach’s coming ! Bkrov mamaesh amen!
The Tolna Rebbe Shlita allowed us all to davern from this holy old tehilim as 15 children read the 15 shir Hamlos, may we hear only good news!
Going up in the Sefirah ^ For those listening anyway otherwise u can listen to the speech 🙂 enjoy!
Please listen to this new talent also now on Jewish star and be Midnightrabbi inspiresd This is my favorite of favorites song so far zalman-krause-in-a-vinkle-mix<- and he pieced together a video of the song Hurricane with the lyrics, so everyone can understand what his own more soulful music is about. Enjoy!
Getting ready Lag Bomer -> 2013 <-click here
Help our new up to date Facebook page get lots of likes and help this cause above as the boys aren’t getting younger!
We hosted HaMakor for the second time thank G-d We Are So Excited To Have Hosted 3 of the Solomon Bros and now a fourth ofThe Talented Solomon Brothers, Yosef, formerly of the Moshav band, At Our Midnightrabbi Mystic Music Hour With The Fortunate Ones! Their Talent Is Beyond Words And Take A Glimpse At The Best Jewish Music Brothers Around. We all Loved It Beyond Talent, Thank G-D! We Hope To Bring The Whole Band and brothers Here Soon With A Rockin’ Midnightrabbi Concert For More Fortunate Ones! Bs’d! The pics are here <-
Boruch Samuel Bovi Vidal
I hope you guys are in a better place.. A meaningful memorial day.
less than a week to go!!!
From Jerusalem people like myself including hundreds of thousands of Jews, are making their way to the Galilean city of Meron Saturday night April 27th, Sunday April 28th, ->2013, Lag B’Omer,<- participating in the annual celebration of Lag Ba’Omer. Well truth is last year i didn’t end up going for family reasons so click here -> in how we lit up Jerusalem 2012!
Police in the quiet town situated just one mountain away from the mystical city of Tzfat are expecting half a million Jews to arrive, traveling in busses, private cars, and some even on foot. As of 7:30pm Wednesday night, its expected for 20,000 people to have already arrived.
Lag Ba’Omer is the 33rd day of the 50 day count between the holiday of Pesach (Passover), at which time the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt, and the holiday of Shavuot, at which time they received the Torah at Mount Sinai. However, it is also the day of the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (sometimes known by the acronym Rashbi), was a rabbi in the time of the Mishna, after the destruction of the Second Temple. The pre-eminent disciple of the great Rabbi Akiva, he was – like his predecessor – a vocal opponent of the Roman occupation of the Land of Israel, and was forced to go into hiding for 13 years with his son, Rabbi Eliezer, in order to avoid imprisonment by the Romans.
However, Rabbi Shimon’s foremost legacy is the Zohar, the fundamental work of the Kabbalah, the teachings of Jewish mysticism. It is primarily for this reason that the day of his passing is celebrated by the Jewish people. Tradition records that on the day of his death, Rabbi Shimon revealed to his students the deepest secrets of mysticism, causing a day which would have been sorrowful and bitter to become a day of celebration and rejoicing
Looking forward to an even higher deeper and happier Lag B’Omer this year please G-d!
Check out last years pics (<-click here) and vids (see below) for a glimpse of a day which is beyond words!
This year is 2012, 5772 Taf shin ayin beis = spells the word Bshas = in the time, the gemarra says ” in the time of emergency be reliant on Rebbe Shimon’s merit, he reveals the truth that we are all intrinsically good, lets reveal this this year now….
The Talmud states that during the time of Rabbi Akiva, 24,000 of his students died from a divinely-sent plague during the counting of the Omer. The Talmud then goes on to say that this was because they did not show proper respect to one another, befitting their level; they begrudged each other the spiritual levels attained by their comrades. Jews celebrate Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of the count, as the traditional day that this plague ended. This is the view recorded in the legal code of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, 120:1–10.
After the death of Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students, he taught just five students, among them Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. The latter went on to become the greatest teacher of Torah in his generation. The day of Lag BaOmer is also celebrated as the hillula or yahrtzeit of bar Yochai, who is purported to have authored the Zohar, a landmark text of Jewish mysticism. According to tradition, on the day of bar Yochai’s death, he revealed the deepest secrets of the Kabbalah. This day is seen as a celebration of the giving of the hidden, mystical Torah through Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, as a parallel to Shavuot, which celebrates the giving of the revealed Torah through Moses.
On the day of his death, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai instructed his students to celebrate this day as a holiday to commemorate the vast amount of mystical teachings which he revealed at that time.
Lag BaOmer has another significance based on the Kabbalistic custom of assigning a Sefirah to each day and week of the Omer count. The first week corresponds to Chesed, the second week to Gevurah, etc., and similarly, the first day of each week corresponds to Chesed, the second day to Gevurah, etc. Thus, the 33rd day, which is the fifth day of the fifth week, corresponds to Hod she-be-Hod (Splendor within [the week of] Splendor). As such, Lag BaOmer represents the level of spiritual manifestation or Hod that would precede the more physical manifestation of the 49th day (Malkhut she-be-Malkhut, Kingship within [the week of] Kingship), which immediately precedes the holiday of Shavuos!
I don’t remember if it was Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra (maybe both?) that sang, “I left my heart in San Francisco”. I can safely say that I left mine in Meron.
Meron on Lag B’Omer defies description. This year, I won’t be able to be in Meron for Lag B’Omer, because I’ll be on a plane to Singapore; my first task is to spread emuna around the globe. But, if you can imagine a Woodstock of complete holiness, with the spirit of one of our people’s greatest tzaddikim of all time – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai – walking around in your midst, where the tears of elation mix with the tears of a broken heart, dancing on air in perfect unity with people you might not speak to all year long, while on-the-house food and drink flow out of trees and stones, that’s Meron – a little place of heaven on earth. Here’s a small taste from a few years ago (takes a few seconds to load). From Lazer Brody with thanks!
Educating disadvantaged boys and providing them with the necessary tools to reach their fullest potential and enabling them to become productive citizens in the State of Israel.
My cause close to my heart is depicted in the video below and big 13 in 2013 link above!
Be inspired or Else !!!
Please be kind and help our boys who have turned 13 in 2013-bar-mitzvah-celebrations-is-in-your-hands!
Lag b’Omer is a day of rejoicing . It is the thirty-
third day of the period between the festivals of Pesach and
Shavuos. This period is generally one of mourning over the
plague that caused the death of twenty four thousand of the
leading Torah scholars, shortly after the destruction of the
second Temple. On Lag b’Omer the deaths ceased  and it is
therefore a day of rejoicing.
It was a time of respite from death, but why should it be
a day of active rejoicing and festivities any more than any
other day immediately following a tragedy?  No other such
days following a tragedy are celebrated to such an extent.
Furthermore, in rejoicing this day, there is a widespread
custom to light a bonfire and dance around it. We don’t find
such ‘celebrations’ during other festivals or happy
occasions, so what significance does this have specifically
to Lag b’Omer?
A group of ‘Yidden–shisten’ once visited Brisk.
These ‘Yidden–shisten’ were a group of Yiddish speaking anti-
religious actors. They would travel around and put on plays
and shows degrading Judaism. Needless to say then, that when
they visited Brisk, the Brisker Rav implored his students to
avoid the shows. Nevertheless a few students did actually
go. When the Rabbi found out he asked what all of the
attraction was about. The students replied that it was
actually quite enjoyable and they told the Rabbi how the
play poked fun at the Chanukah war, where all the soldiers
ran away leaving a few weak Rabbis to defeat the entire
Greek army. The end of the play showed that these weaklings
were the Torah giants Rabbi Akiva Eiger, the ‘Shagaas Aryeh’
and the ‘Ketzos Hachoshen’.
The saintly Rabbi replied, but that is indeed what
Sometimes people get so carried away with their
entertainment that they forget about the truth behind it.
The rejoicing on Lag b’Omer is not simply because it
marks the end of a tragedy. It is not merely an excuse for
empty entertainment. Rather it is a rejoicing over the
potential for the future. Indeed Rabbi Akiva went onto
attract more students whose teachings incorporate almost the
entire Torah as we know it today. This is why we rejoice.
Fire destroys the physical .
But fire is also used for rebuilding. Spirituality is
compared to fire . Fire burns almost everything physical,
into smoke that ascends upwards. The very movement of a
flame tends towards the heavens.
Lag b’Omer teaches us about our potential to achieve. But
rejoicing over this potential is celebrated specifically
around fire. This is because true happiness is only when we
are willing to spiritually build, without getting too
carried away with the ‘entertainment’.
Have a blazing Shabbos,
Dan. <-click here for more and Dan’s great books!
 Rema, Darchei Moshe and Gra, Orach Chaim 493:2; Kaf
haChaim; Drashos haMaharil; Meiri, Yevamos 62b
 Maharil, Sefer haManhig
 Pri Chadash, Orach Chaim 493:2; see also Maharasha, Moed
Katan 28b (and Afikei Mayim on Pesach and Atzeres) and
Shailos v’Teshuvos Chasam Sofer, Yoreh Deah 233; Sdei
Chemed, Eretz Yisroel 6; Shaar haKavanos 87a; Kaf haChaim
489:26 (Pri Eitz Chaim; Chida), 27 (Morah b’Etzba); Chayei
Adam 121:11; Kuntres Katzeh haMattah (Lag b’Omer and R.
Perhaps we can answer [according to Zohar, Shemos 10b in
conjunction with Maharasha, Moed Katan 28a] that the
cessation of the deaths indicated that atonement had been
attained. (This approach also answers the other question of
Chasam Sofer, ibid.)
 Heard from R. Halpern
 See Maharasha, beginning of Bava Kamma
 See Devarim 33:2