Fires are lit around the streets of South Tottenham Men and families dressed in traditional Jewish uniform read passages from books and sheets during celebrations and rituals of Lag B'Omer, a jewish festival. South Tottenham Hasidic Jewish community celebrate Lag B'Omer outside their homes in the streets of 12th May on the last day of Lockdown The celebration is the 33rd day of a mourning period known as the Counting of the Omer. The Counting of the Omer spans the 44 days between Passover and Shavuot.
There are different interpretations as to the significance and meaning of the Lag B'Omer celebration.
For some, it is a day of celebration that commemorates Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai revealing the deepest secrets of the Kabbalah.But other adherents believe that the festival is held on the anniversary of the ending of a plague that killed 24, 000 of Rabbi Akiva's disciples.
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