Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mourning after Lag Ba'Omer

(For more on the subject of Yovel, click here to return to the Table of Contents.)

In continuation of the last post:

It should be noted that there are those that cease mourning for the day of Lag Ba'Omer, and then resume the restrictions of the Omer until Shavuot.

This perhaps hints at Jewish history as well. The years of the 33rd Yovel not only brought the Zohar, but the beginning of the 6th Millenium (the 6th Day, with 1000 years divided in to 12 hours of 83.33 years). From this time onwards, we must see Am Yisrael as following the story of Adam HaRishon, correcting it as needed on the way to perfection.

Despite all this, there are those among Am Yisrael that don't see our situation as qualitatively different, and don't see the 33rd Yovel as reason to change the way they see things as we approach the Yovel of Yovels. So the mourning continues in exactly the same way.

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