? ולשמחה מה זו עושה
a)There once was a person who had 15 children. 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
Someone suggested that he throw a party immediately after
the funeral of the last child to celebrate the stopping of his childrens death.
Sounds absurd !
R. Akiva had 24,000 Talmidim. All 24,000 Talmidim died. After they all
died ,we celebrate Lag Baomer because they stopped dying.
b) According to most Poskim, the Talmidei R.Akiva did not stop dying
on Lag Baomer. (they hold, they stopped dying on the 34th day)