Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dancing in New Haven!

In photo: Rabbi Daniel Greer lead a spirited dancing at the community Lag B'Omer bonfire at Yeshiva of New Haven.


Lag B’omer commemorates the lives of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and Rabbi Akiva, who both set examples of proud perseverance and dedication to the Torah and its teachings during the Roman occupation of Israel. It is a day of unity when family and friends join in harmony with acquaintances as well as strangers in accordance with the teachings of Rabbi Akiva that all people should respect each other as themselves. It is also a joyous holiday following the instructions of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a sage, mystical thinker, and author of the Zohar; having fulfilled his mission in this world, he asked that the anniversary be celebrated as a happy day.

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