The Aruch HaShulchan writes in Siman 493 Sif 7 that it is said on this day (Lag B'Omer) is when R' Shimon Bar Yochai was nistalek (passed away) and when he came out of the Mareh (cave.) While the ...
The Israeli Rabbanut has requested that Lag Baomer celebrations this year be postponed to Sunday night, instead of Saturday night. Does this affect shaving on Friday? Are people who keep the second ...
What is the source, and the reason, for the widespread custom of singing the last Mishnah in Yoma on Lag B'Omer? Also, why do people, when singing this on Lag B'Omer, skip part of the song (put in ...