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This Thursday night is Lag Ba’Omer. The joy is over the top. However, we are left to wonder: Isn’t the day that Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai passed away supposed to be a national day of mourning? How can we be happy?
Reb Noson explains that this encapsulates the essence of the Tzaddik, as compared to a regular person. After the Tzaddik passes away, specifically then, his soul can become much more elevated than when it was trapped inside his body. The day of the hillula is the day when the Tzaddik is further elevated to greater heights, and on that day he can bring great salvation to people on the lowest levels. This is the reason for the great joy on the day of the Tzaddik’s passing. May we merit this!
I’m very happy to announce the birth of a great-granddaughter. May you all celebrate simchahs, always.
We have arranged a special program to bring the light of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai to you. Follow this link, enjoy, and share with your friends.
In addition, a special treat, you can download the lesson and prayer on Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai free of charge. Just follow this link.
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I am currently in LA.
Shiurim will be held with the help of Hashem:
This Sunday, May 2
At Beit Yehuda,
360 N La Brea Ave., LA
In Henderson, Nevada:
Tuesday, May 4
At the home of Boruch Reiss
1479 Arroyo Verde Dr.
Wednesday night 745pm at
813 E Glendale Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85014
In Scottsdale, AZ:
Shabbos May 8
Ahavas Torah: the Scottsdale Torah Center
13402 N Scottsdale Road
Save the Date!
We are gearing up for a gala dinner to mark 200 years since Reb Noson completed the first printing of Likutey Tefilot.
This very special event will take place on Sunday, May 30, with the participation of Rabbi Moshe Weinberger and Gedalia Fenster. Details to come.
If you’d like to meet me personally, please contact us at [email protected]Wishing all good health and an uplifting Lag BaOmer and a good Shabbos!