Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai: Teacher of Mystical Torah

Why do we celebrate Lag B'Omer if it's the anniversary of Rabbi Shimon's death?

Contact Editor
Judy Simon,

Celebrating Lag Ba'omer in Meron (file)
Celebrating Lag Ba'omer in Meron (file)
Flash 90

On Lag B'Omer, hundreds of thousands of Jews gather to celebrate at Mount Meron, the burial place of the kabbalistic master, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, author of the holy Zohar.

How did he learn the secrets of the Torah? Why do we celebrate on the day he died?

Plus: Mordechai Zeller takes us on a virtual visit to Mount Meron.



Loading....

Click here to download the podcast