OF THE INNER TORAH
Lag B'Omer is the 33rd day of the period known as the Omer, 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot which the Torah instructs us to count.
Whereas Shavuot marks the giving of the revealed Torah at Mount Sinai, Lag B'Omer has come to be celebrated as a key date in the transmission of the inner, spiritual fire of Torah.
In this recorded class with Rabbi Daniel Raphael Silverstein, there is a brief introduction to the Omer and to the connection between Lag B'Omer and Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi) who is associated with mystical texts and teachings, particularly the Zohar.
Most of the class is an exploration of how the idea of an inner, spiritual Torah is conveyed throughout millennia of teachings, and what it might mean for us, today, in theory and in practice.
The class was designed to augment our Kabbalah Through the Calendar course.
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