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Lag B’Omer Top 10: From caves to shaves

DEBORAH FINEBLUM/JNS.org | Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:26 am

Lag B’Omer isn’t one of the best-known Jewish holidays — though some may notice that the men whose faces have grown fairly fuzzy following Passover are suddenly clean-shaven again.

But understanding the holiday’s true meaning requires traveling back in time 2,000 years, to the era of Rabbi Akiva.

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