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Audio: Lag BaOmer: The Secrets of the Bonfire

This week Judy delves into Lag BaOmer and the bonfires. Gather round! Secrets revealed!
5/10/2012, 2:46 AM

A7 Radio's "Life Lessons with Judy Simon" with Judy Simon
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The weeks between Passover and Shavuot are counted, day by day and week by week.

What's the significance of counting these days? What are our responsibilities on those days?

What is so special about the 33rd day of the Omer counting (Lag BaOmer), that we celebrate on that day?

Why do so many Jews visit the Meron mountain or make bonfires on Lag BaOmer?

Is it just some random pyromaniac custom? Or is there a deeper truth to it all?

This week, Judy reveals some of the secrets of these special days, and delves into the depths of their meaning.

Do you want to become more spiritual? Do you want to become the key to making the Jewish people whole again?

Tune in to hear more!

Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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