Tonight is Lag b'Omer! It's a celebration of Rav Shimon bar Yochai - the author of the Zohar and greatest Kabbalist of history. Learn more about Rav Shimon at http://livingwisdom.kabbalah.com/rav-shimon-bar-yochai
Due to a decree by the Roman Emperor, which forbade the Talmudic studies, Rav Shimon Bar Yochai sought refuge in a cave in Peki'in, Israel for thirteen years. During these long years of painful isolation, he received instruction in Kabbalah. His teachers were Moses and Elijah the prophet, who visite
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