Welcome to our special Lag b'Omer issue

In many places, Lag B'Omer is 'picnic day,' 'bonfire night, 'outing day' and so forth. In Israel it is primarily "Zohar Day,"
with 250,000 people making the pilgrimage to Meron and the tomb of Rashbi, the source of the Zohar teachings.
Articles #1-3, 7 offer different levels of Kabbalistic insights into this special day; #4-6 are written by Zohar scholars.

Today, Sunday is Pesach Sheini - "Second Passover," the Torah's most overlooked holiday! (see article #4 for its biblical root), so
try to eat a piece of matza this afternoon before sunset in honor of the occasion

The 6th article is for the third chapter of Pirkei Avot, which will study this Shabbat afternoon.
The story (#7) is an extraordinary one, is from KOL's managing editor's second book, "Festivals of the Full Moon."

(Those of you in ISRAEL should click to BECHUKOTAI for articles on the Weekly Reading there.)