Lag B’Omer w/Fire Dancer Exhibition!
Thursday, April 29th 8:00pm in the TBI Parking Lot
The high energy and intense spirit of the fire dancing community burns through my heart and shines into every show I put on! Big flames, high energy, an intense spirit, and fun tricks are his forte’ ! Keep your eyes peeled for the high flying tosses and cool contact tricks that his show has in store for you ! 🔥🔥🔥
We’re also having a firepit with smores. Bring a lawn chair, blankets, and warm clothes. We’ll provide basic ingredients for smores—graham crackers, chocolate, and gelatin-free marshmallows. In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.
The period between Pesach and Shavuot is called the “Counting of the Omer” (sefirat ha’omer), after the ancient rite of the bringing of the first sheaf (omer) of the barley harvest to the priest (Lev. 23:9-14). Lag B’Omer is the shorthand way of saying the thirty-third day of the omer. It is celebrated to commemorate the day a plague ended in which thousands of students of Rabbi Akiba, a Talmudic scholar, died during the Counting of the Omer. The period of counting is traditionally observed as a period of mourning. The mourning, however, is set aside on Lag B’Omer, making it a day of special joy and festivity.
Lag B’Omer is not mentioned in the Torah and only hinted at in the Talmud. Consequently, there is no formal ritual, but rather a series of customs that the people found attractive and meaningful.
Many weddings take place on Lag B’Omer. In the Israeli traditional community, it has become a day when three-year-old children get their first haircuts. Parties and picnics abound and, at least in Israel, hundreds of people attend midnight bonfires and many children carry little bows and arrows. Click here for more information.