What Day is It – Creative Ways to Remember the Day of the Omer – The Counting of the Omer takes place throughout the 49 days between the holidays of Pesach and Shavuot. Charts, calendars, and counters were designed to help people keep track of the days of the Omer. In this lesson, students learn about counting the Omer, discover and analyze various Omer counting aids from the NLI collections, and create their own counter.
Lag B’Omer Haircuts on Mt. Meron – Lag B’Omer is a festive holiday that is celebrated around the Jewish world. The largest celebration takes place on Mt. Meron in northern Israel. One of the traditions of the day is the Halakeh, the celebratory first haircut of three-year-old boys. In this lesson, students learn about the origins of Lag B’Omer and how it is celebrated on Mt. Meron.