One day one child got sick and died.
The following day another child became sick and died.
This continued on with all his children.
By the end of the month all of his 15 children died. Someone suggested, he throw a party to celebrate, the stopping of his childrens death.
Sounds absurd !
R. Akiva had 24,000 Talmidim. All 24,000 Talmidim died within 33 days. After they all died ,we celebrate Lag Baomer because they stopped dying. Sounds right?
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