Lag B’Omer on Sunday

May 12, 2017 | by Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld

I notice that Lag B’Omer falls out on Sunday this year. Is anything different on account of this?

The Aish Rabbi Replies

Yes, there is one main difference. Since Shabbat and Lag B’Omer come so close together, we may cut our hair and shave on Friday in honor of both occasions (Rema to Shulchan Aruch O.C. 493:2).

Beyond that, children (and grown-ups) must be careful not to prepare bonfires, and certainly not to light them, on Shabbat day until after nightfall. Happy Lag B’Omer!

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