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Lag Baomer – The Legacy of Rebbi Akiva

"ואהבת לרעך כמוך. אמר רבי עקיבא: זה כלל גדול בתורה." “‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[1] Rebbe Akiva taught that this is the essence of the entire Torah. [2]”   We now find ourselves in the midst of Sefiras HaOmer, during which we mourn the passing of Rebbe Akiva’s 24,000 students who died between Pesach and Shavuos, for failing to treat one another with the appropriate respect.  The Gemara tells us ...

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