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Grandfather and Grandson

By yos
Lag BaOmer (Hebrew: ל״ג בעומר‎Wink, is a Jewish holiday, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month. According to the Talmud and Midrash, this day marks the hillula (celebration, interpreted by some as anniversary of death) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, a Mishnaic sage and leading disciple of Rabbi Akiva in the 2nd century, and the day on which he revealed the deepest secrets of kabbalah in the form of the Zohar, a landmark text of Jewish mysticism. In modern Israel, Zionist ideology redefined Lag BaOmer as a nationalist holiday, connecting it to the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire.
Cutting hair and left sides child's head, it can symbolize the child's entry into the Torah world.
On this day, religious families bring their children aged 3 boys and cut their hair for the first time.

Here you see the grandfather holding scissors just before haircut.

Joseph

Tags: Holiday Grandson Grandfather Jewish Portraits and people Lag Baomer

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NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
12 May 2012 10:44AM
A very well written and informative narrative, supported by a stunning image, highest regards.

Nathan
12 May 2012 12:46PM
Excellent work. =)
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
12 May 2012 1:56PM
An excellent image and write-up............Sandy
yos 11 1 Israel
12 May 2012 3:35PM
Thanks Nathan, Carmen and Daisy

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