Jewish Facts of Life
This year Lag B’omer falls on May 16 and Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is May 26.
Lag B’omer is not commanded in Scripture, though the name of the holiday is based on a commandment to count the days from the second night of Pesach (Passover) to the day before Shavuot (Pentecost). This period is known as the Counting of the Omer. Lag B’omer is the thirty-third day of that counting period. For a bit more about the holiday and some fun links, refer to last year’s RealTime.
Yom Yerushalayim commemorates the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967. To read “the story of Jerusalem” as told by religious Jews who do not yet know Jesus, click here.
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