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HCRJ Coffeehouse with Rabbi Gross
May 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
HCRJ Coffeehouse is on Tuesday at 10am with Rabbi Gross! The topic for discussion is Lag BaOmer.
This festive Jewish holiday falls on the 33rd day of the 7-week period between Passover and Shavuot, a period of time known as the Omer.
Lag BaOmer commemorates a variety of historical events, including the end of a plague that killed many students of Rabbi Akiva (c. 50-135 C.E.), the yahrzeit of second-century mystical scholar Shimon bar Yochai, and a Jewish military victory over Roman forces in 66 C.E. In remembrance of these events, some people celebrate with picnics and bonfires. Many couples in Israel choose to get married on Lag BaOmer, and many people also choose to wait until that day to get a haircut or beard trim.
This program will be on Zoom. Please RSVP to Justin at Justin@hcrj.org.