Visitors to Israel these days would be surprised to see many bonfires lit across the country. This is the time of Lag BaOmer ! This short blog post explains what it is all about with the events and locations related to it.
First and foremost. Lag BaOmer means the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer, a divine commandment required from the Hebrews the day after they left Egypt and their status of slavery. In short, the Hebrews were asked by God to count the days until they passed from the status of slaves to the status of people, when they received their "law book", the Torah. This commandment is given in Leviticus 23:15-16