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# On the day of Lag BeOmer we increase in celebration a little. Some of the reasons include: it’s to remember that on Lag BaOmer the students of Rabbi Akiva stopped dying, <ref>Meiri Yevamot 62b, Kitzur S”A 120:6 </ref> it’s the day of the Hilulah (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai,<ref>Chida in Moreh Etzbah 223 </ref> it’s the day that Rabbi Akiva gave Semicha to his new students <ref>Pri Chadash 493, Kaf HaChaim 493:26 </ref>, and to remember the Maan which began to fall on this day. <Ref>Sh”t Chatom Sofer Y”D 233 </ref>
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On the day of Lag BeOmer we increase our level of celebration a little. Some of the reasons for this practice include: on Lag BaOmer the students of Rabbi Akiva stopped dying, <ref>Meiri Yevamot 62b, Kitzur S”A 120:6 </ref> Lag BaOmer is the Hilulah (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai,<ref>Chida in Moreh Etzbah 223 </ref> Lag BaOmer is the day that Rabbi Akiva gave Semicha to his new students <ref>Pri Chadash 493, Kaf HaChaim 493:26 </ref>, and is the day that the Maan began to fall in the desert. <Ref>Sh”t Chatom Sofer Y”D 233 </ref>
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==Tefillah==
 
# [[Tachanun]] is omitted on Lag BaOmer. It is also omitted at [[Mincha]] of the day before Lag BaOmer. <Ref>Rama 493:2, Mishna Brurah 493:9, Natai Gavriel ([[Pesach]] vol 3, 58:3) </ref>
 
# [[Tachanun]] is omitted on Lag BaOmer. It is also omitted at [[Mincha]] of the day before Lag BaOmer. <Ref>Rama 493:2, Mishna Brurah 493:9, Natai Gavriel ([[Pesach]] vol 3, 58:3) </ref>
 
# If Lag BaOmer falls out on Sunday then there’s no Tzidkatcha at [[Mincha]] of [[Shabbat]]. <ref> Levush 493, Natai Gavriel ([[Pesach]] vol 3, 58:4) </ref>
 
# If Lag BaOmer falls out on Sunday then there’s no Tzidkatcha at [[Mincha]] of [[Shabbat]]. <ref> Levush 493, Natai Gavriel ([[Pesach]] vol 3, 58:4) </ref>
 
# One shouldn’t fast on Lag BeOmer. <Ref> Natai Gavriel ([[Pesach]] vol 3, 59:5) based on Meiri Yevamot 62b</ref> However, if one’s wedding is that day one may fast on Lag BaOmer. <Ref>Halichot Shlomo 11:22 </ref>
 
# One shouldn’t fast on Lag BeOmer. <Ref> Natai Gavriel ([[Pesach]] vol 3, 59:5) based on Meiri Yevamot 62b</ref> However, if one’s wedding is that day one may fast on Lag BaOmer. <Ref>Halichot Shlomo 11:22 </ref>
# Music and dancing are permitted. <Ref>Pri Megadim S”A 493:1, Kaf HaChaim 493, Natai Gavriel ([[Pesach]] vol 3, 58:11) </ref>
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==Music==
# Some Gedolim were very opposed to burning clothing because of Baal Tashchit (prohibition of wasting), while others defend the minhag. <Ref> Natai Gavriel ([[Pesach]] vol 3, 59:13) </ref>
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# Music and dancing are permitted in order to honor the Hilulah of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. <Ref>Yalkut Yosef 493:9. Natai Gavriel ([[Pesach]] vol 3, 58:11) just writes that music and dancing altogether are permitted. He cites the Pri Megadim E”A 493:1 and Kaf HaChaim 493:9. However, those sources seem to be dealing with the days in between Rosh Chodesh Sivan and Shavuot. Yet, they may be similar to Lag BeOmer in that we don't say Tachanun perhaps granted them a quasi-holiday status.</ref>
# Kohanim shouldn’t go into the Kever of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meyron. <Ref>Halichot Shlomo 11:23 </ref>
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==Taking a haircut==
 
# Ashkenazim may cut their hair on the morning of Lag BaOmer. <Ref> Rama 493:2 </ref> while some are lenient to permit it from the night of Lag BaOmer. <Ref>Mishna Brurah 493:11 quoting the Eliyah Rabba </ref>Sephardim shouldn’t cut their hair until the morning of the 34th of the Omer. <ref>S”A 493:2 </ref>
 
# Ashkenazim may cut their hair on the morning of Lag BaOmer. <Ref> Rama 493:2 </ref> while some are lenient to permit it from the night of Lag BaOmer. <Ref>Mishna Brurah 493:11 quoting the Eliyah Rabba </ref>Sephardim shouldn’t cut their hair until the morning of the 34th of the Omer. <ref>S”A 493:2 </ref>
 
# According to Ashkenazim, if Lag BaOmer falls out on Sunday then it’s permissible to cut one’s hair on Friday for kavod [[Shabbat]]. <ref>Rama 493:2. See Bear Hetiev 493:6 quotes those who are strict but ends off that if the minhag is to be lenient one doesn’t need to be strict. </ref> Some say it’s preferable to do so after [[Chatzot]] (halachic midday). <Ref>Halichot Shlomo (Chapter 11 note 79) </ref>
 
# According to Ashkenazim, if Lag BaOmer falls out on Sunday then it’s permissible to cut one’s hair on Friday for kavod [[Shabbat]]. <ref>Rama 493:2. See Bear Hetiev 493:6 quotes those who are strict but ends off that if the minhag is to be lenient one doesn’t need to be strict. </ref> Some say it’s preferable to do so after [[Chatzot]] (halachic midday). <Ref>Halichot Shlomo (Chapter 11 note 79) </ref>
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==Practices of Lag BaOmer==
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# Some Gedolim were very opposed to burning clothing because of [[Baal Tashchit]] (prohibition of wasting), while others defend the minhag. <Ref> Natai Gavriel ([[Pesach]] vol 3, 59:13) </ref>
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# Kohanim shouldn’t go into the Kever of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meyron. <Ref>Halichot Shlomo 11:23 </ref>
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==Sources==
 
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Revision as of 05:21, 18 May 2014

On the day of Lag BeOmer we increase our level of celebration a little. Some of the reasons for this practice include: on Lag BaOmer the students of Rabbi Akiva stopped dying, [1] Lag BaOmer is the Hilulah (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai,[2] Lag BaOmer is the day that Rabbi Akiva gave Semicha to his new students [3], and is the day that the Maan began to fall in the desert. [4]

Tefillah

  1. Tachanun is omitted on Lag BaOmer. It is also omitted at Mincha of the day before Lag BaOmer. [5]
  2. If Lag BaOmer falls out on Sunday then there’s no Tzidkatcha at Mincha of Shabbat. [6]
  3. One shouldn’t fast on Lag BeOmer. [7] However, if one’s wedding is that day one may fast on Lag BaOmer. [8]

Music

  1. Music and dancing are permitted in order to honor the Hilulah of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. [9]

Taking a haircut

  1. Ashkenazim may cut their hair on the morning of Lag BaOmer. [10] while some are lenient to permit it from the night of Lag BaOmer. [11]Sephardim shouldn’t cut their hair until the morning of the 34th of the Omer. [12]
  2. According to Ashkenazim, if Lag BaOmer falls out on Sunday then it’s permissible to cut one’s hair on Friday for kavod Shabbat. [13] Some say it’s preferable to do so after Chatzot (halachic midday). [14]

Practices of Lag BaOmer

  1. Some Gedolim were very opposed to burning clothing because of Baal Tashchit (prohibition of wasting), while others defend the minhag. [15]
  2. Kohanim shouldn’t go into the Kever of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meyron. [16]

Sources

  1. Meiri Yevamot 62b, Kitzur S”A 120:6
  2. Chida in Moreh Etzbah 223
  3. Pri Chadash 493, Kaf HaChaim 493:26
  4. Sh”t Chatom Sofer Y”D 233
  5. Rama 493:2, Mishna Brurah 493:9, Natai Gavriel (Pesach vol 3, 58:3)
  6. Levush 493, Natai Gavriel (Pesach vol 3, 58:4)
  7. Natai Gavriel (Pesach vol 3, 59:5) based on Meiri Yevamot 62b
  8. Halichot Shlomo 11:22
  9. Yalkut Yosef 493:9. Natai Gavriel (Pesach vol 3, 58:11) just writes that music and dancing altogether are permitted. He cites the Pri Megadim E”A 493:1 and Kaf HaChaim 493:9. However, those sources seem to be dealing with the days in between Rosh Chodesh Sivan and Shavuot. Yet, they may be similar to Lag BeOmer in that we don't say Tachanun perhaps granted them a quasi-holiday status.
  10. Rama 493:2
  11. Mishna Brurah 493:11 quoting the Eliyah Rabba
  12. S”A 493:2
  13. Rama 493:2. See Bear Hetiev 493:6 quotes those who are strict but ends off that if the minhag is to be lenient one doesn’t need to be strict.
  14. Halichot Shlomo (Chapter 11 note 79)
  15. Natai Gavriel (Pesach vol 3, 59:13)
  16. Halichot Shlomo 11:23