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Old 05-22-2019, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/lag-baomer/

What are your plans (after Ma'ariv if you do so) ?
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Old 05-22-2019, 03:52 AM
 
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Because of the hair-cutting associated with the holiday, my congregation encourages members to make donations of their hair to Locks of Love https://locksoflove.org/

I've done that, and I think that it's made me as joyous as those who received my gift.
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Old 05-22-2019, 04:56 AM
 
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Because of the hair-cutting associated with the holiday, my congregation encourages members to make donations of their hair to Locks of Love https://locksoflove.org/

I've done that, and I think that it's made me as joyous as those who received my gift.
That is a very nice gesture.

I don't have any plans for the holiday.

BTW, I read today that in Israel (perhaps just the south?!) there is heatwave going into tomorrow. So not the best weather there for a traditional bonfire.
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:02 AM
 
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Some Lag B'Omer celebrations planned:
https://www.bkreader.com/2019/05/21/...tral-brooklyn/
https://www.chabad.org/news/article_...r-Visitors.htm
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:48 AM
 
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Israeli author Smadar Shir Sidi lists these as names often given to children born on Lag b'Omer:


For boys

Akiva: After the Talmudic scholar Rabbi Akiva, who was a teacher of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Chetz: Meaning "arrow," because children traditionally play with bows and arrows on Lag b'Omer.
Keshet: Meaning "bow."
Meron: Name of the village in Israel where Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (author of the Zohar) is buried. He died on the day of Lag b'Omer and is memorialized each year.
Omer: For the counting of the omer (a measure of barley that was offered in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem).
Yochai: For Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.


For girls

Meirona: Feminine form of Meron.
Omrit: Feminine form of Omer.
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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First haircuts allowed after Shacharis tomorrow. Can’t wait.
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