Lag b'Omer

noun
\ ˈläg-ˈbō-mər How to pronounce Lag b'Omer (audio) , ˌläg-bə-ˈō- \

Definition of Lag b'Omer

: a Jewish holiday falling on the 33rd day of the Omer and commemorating the heroism of Bar Kokhba and Akiba ben Joseph

First Known Use of Lag b'Omer

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lag b'Omer

Hebrew, 33rd in Omer

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“Lag b'Omer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lag%20b%27Omer. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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