Lag B'Omer 5783 -2023 in Staten Island, NY

Celebrating the life & light of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

Bonfire & BBQ

Monday, May 8, 2023


Chabad Israel Center

44 Brunswick Street

Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who lived in the second century of the Common Era, was the first to publicly teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as the Kabbalah, and is the author of the classic text of Kabbalah, the Zohar. On the day of his passing, Rabbi Shimon instructed his disciples to mark the date as “the day of my joy.”

The chassidic masters explain that the final day of a righteous person’s earthly life marks the point at which all their deeds, teachings and work achieve their culminating perfection and the zenith of their impact upon our lives. So each Lag BaOmer, we celebrate Rabbi Shimon’s life and the revelation of the esoteric soul of Torah.

For more about Lag B'omer, read here.