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Lag BaOmer

The Omer is seven weeks days counted from the second night of Passover. Lag BaOmer is the thirty-third day of the Omer. The 49 days of the Omer correspond both to the time between physical emancipation from Egypt and the spiritual liberation of the giving of the Torah at the foot of Mount Sinai on Shavuot, as well as the time between the barley harvest and the wheat harvest in ancient Israel.

Every year, weather permitting, we hold a bonefire at CRC on Lag BaOmer.