Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Why do we celebrate, after the 24,000 Talmidim stopped dying?

Why do we celebrate, after the 24,000 Talmidim stopped dying?

The Pri Chodosh ( O Ch. 493 ) asked this question and answered that the Simcha is, for the five new talmidim (after the death of the 24,000) who didn’t die.  ( קצת דוחק -אמבצי)

Perhaps we can say,

In Shas Bavli & Yerushalmi there is no mention of Lag Baomer. The first ones to mention  L.B. are some Rishonim in the name of the Gaonim. The Rishonim, Tur, and Mechaber who do mention Lag Baomer don’t mention or consider L. B.  as a day of Simcha. All they say is that there is no Aveilus on L. B., (weddings, haircuts etc. permitted) because they stopped dying.  There is no mention of a Yom Tov on L. B.

It is only the Rema in the name of the Maharil who writes that on L. B. we are “מרבים בו קצת שמחה*.” (increase a little Simcha)
The Rema does not give any reason why the Simcha. It definitely is not because they stopped dying, but for other reasons.

 The Chasam Sofer (Y.D. 233) gives two reasons why we increase with Simcha on L. B.

1)      הוד שבהוד  (Kabalistic)

2)      According to the Midrash, the מן (Manna) came down the first time on L. B.

The Chasam Sofer continues and says that To establish Lag Baomer. as a Yom of Simcha and make a fire at this specific place (Meron) and have the masses come there, He is not sure if this may be done  . No נס happened on that day and no mention of it in the Gemoro or Poskim as Yom Tov. The extent of Simcha is only, no fasting and no hesped.

Because they stopped dying we stop our Aveilus but this is not the reason why we rejoice. We rejoice because
of הוד שבהוד or because of the מן etc.

* seems less Simcha than Mishnicnas Adar Marbin B'Simcha (no Ketzas)


  1. Reform Jews ally themselves with the anti-Israel
    Far-Left and the anti-Israel Intersectionality Movement,
    so it is correct to publicize these short blog articles
    that expose Reform Judaism:

    Rambam Refutes Reform Judaism:


    Why Barak Hullman left Reform Judaism and became Orthodox:


    How a Reform Rabbi Became Orthodox (true story):


    Reform Judaism vs. Real Judaism:


    Sephardic Jews REJECT Reform Judaism:


    How Reform Jews CHEATED on the Pew survey:


    Quick quote from Famous Jewish
    mega-donor about Jewish Continuity


    Rabbi Samson Rafael Hirsch vs Reform Judaism:


    Last but not least, the Reform Jews strongly
    opposed efforts to save European Jews from
    the Holocaust during World War II.

    Those rescue efforts were led by Orthodox Jews,
    who the Reform Jews considered to be obsolete
    and an embarrassment.

    The Reform Jews got what they wanted:
    the rescue efforts failed.

  2. Was Daniel an Orthodox Jew?


    Was Isaiah an Orthodox Jew?


    Was Ezekiel an Orthodox Jew?


    Was Jeremiah an Orthodox Jew?


    Was Ezra an Orthodox Jew?


    Was Nehemiah an Orthodox Jew?


    Refuting the Fans of Vashti:


    Asher Wade: Methodist minister
    who converted to Orthodox Judaism





anything that is not relevant to the post will be marked as spam.

Because he volunteered

            Because he was willing "Whoever wants" ( מי שירצה...