|Lag BaOmer||(LAHG bah-OH-mer)|
|Lag Ba-Omer||(LAHG ba-oh-mehr)|
"I just have to buy a new dress--we have three weddings to go to on Lag ba-Omer." (Glinert)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
לַ״ג בָּעוֹמֶר lag ba'omer 'lit. thirty-third in the Omer'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
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"No scholar is really sure what Lag ba-Omer commemorates: Some say it was a military victory; others say it marks the end of an ancient plague" (JPS).
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