April 19, 2019 |

Lag BaOmer

Rabbi Shmuel HaSatan, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, and the Holiday of Lag Baomer

Around ten days ago I received a letter in the mail from my father. It was a Hebrew sheet of paper with a story on it. The paper was part of a publication called, “Bein Hadagim Le-Zemirot” (Between the Fish and the Songs—Stories for the Shabbat Table). When I read this story I nearly...

Lag Ba-Omer and Upsheren

As many of my dear readers already know, our youngest son Uriel's upsheren, or first haircut, will take place on Sunday May 16. He was born right before Shavuot and so this is also his third birthday party on the Jewish calendar. He's excited about having a party and getting his hair cut. (His hair...


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Rabbi Perry Netter

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Rabbi Perry Netter is rabbi at Temple Beth Tzedek in Amherst (Buffalo) NY. He is the author of Divorce Is a Mitzvah and the father of five. All the rest is commentary.

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