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Maybe the same name ? I dont remember where I read...

2008-05-26T03:19:00.000+03:00

Maybe the same name ? I dont remember where I read it.. but ohr sameach writes it too http://ohr.edu/yhiy/article.php/3078



I should say, the proportion in which we celebrate...

2008-05-25T13:37:00.000+03:00

I should say, the proportion in which we celebrate it is new.

Why by Shimon Hatzaddik?



The medura is in commemoration of the flame that w...

2008-05-25T13:36:00.000+03:00

The medura is in commemoration of the flame that would light up when the Rashbi learnt. It isnt a new practice.. for example the Rashab (Rebbe Shalom Ber of Lubavitch d 1920) told them to buy the honor.

This is done according to a letter from the Rebbe Rashab asking the
Chassidim in Hevron to buy the "Hadlakah,_ lighting, of the fire in his name.
The Rashab even mentioned that he is not interested in the bonfire in Meiron but wants to have the merit for lighting the fire in Hevron.

He was nistalek in 1920 so this isnt a new minhag thoughits hard to say just how old.

Meron is a very old minhag, the ari'zal writes about the chalaka in meron on lag b'omer. In yerushalayim they celebrate at shimon hatzadik's kever.



I'm old enough that I could conceivably be married...

2008-05-23T02:03:00.000+03:00

I'm old enough that I could conceivably be married with kids, but am still single. And I had way too much fun with the bonfire tonight.

Perhaps once you have kids, you have to pretend to be responsible, even if you don't feel it inside.

Regarding "They act responsible, building bonfires, managing, arrnaging other kids to help and delegating work. ": it reminds me of Graham Greene's short story "The Destructors".



RHS suggests that there are aspects of holidays li...

2008-05-22T21:21:00.000+03:00

RHS suggests that there are aspects of holidays like this that could encounter very serious problems of bal tosif.