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Lag b'Omer

[lahg boh-mer, buh-oh-mer] /lɑg ˈboʊ mər, bəˈoʊ mɛr/
noun
1.
a Jewish festival celebrated on the 18th day of Iyar, being the 33rd day of the Omer, traditionally in commemoration of the end of the plague that killed Rabbi Akiba's students or of the bravery of Bar Kokba.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Hebrew lagh bāʿōmer, equivalent to lagh 33rd + bā, variant of in + ʿōmer Omer
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Lag b'Omer

/laɡ bəˈɔmɛr; English læɡ ˈbəʊmə/
noun
1.
a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 18th day of Iyar
Word Origin
Hebrew, literally: 33rd (day) of the Omer
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