Oy Rashbi! How Can We Celebrate Lag B’Omer in Face of Tragedy

People everywhere are shocked. What are we to make of the horrific loss of 45 people and many more injured at this year’s festive Lag B’omer celebration on Mount Miron? Children, teens, adults, scholars and leaders — crushed to death. They came to honor Rabbi Shimeon bar Yochai, a 2nd-century sage and mystic. They danced through the night in love, joy and unity. And then…

How do we respond to such a dreadful tragedy?
Can we be joyous when there is so much pain and grief?
What can we say and what should we do in a time like this?

At the request of many, world-renowned speaker and author, Rabbi Simon Jacobson, speaks about the Miron tragedy.

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