Many miracles continue to happen in Reb Shimon bar Yochai’s merit. As Reb Ovadyah of Bartunara writes in aletter, “On the eighteenth of Iyar, the day of his [Reb Shimon’s] yahrtzeit, people from all around Meron go toMeron and they light bonfires… Many barren women become fruitful, the ill are healed, because of the goodkabbalos (vows) that they take on at that place.”
Here are ways you can tap into the spiritual energy, even if you can’t have a bonfire this year:
- Join the Tehillim group Thursday night at 8:30 pm.
Lets join together in Prayer on this Auspicious Night. In honour of the Yartzheit of Shimon Bar Yochai tap into the spiritual energy of healing on Zoom.
Thursday, April 29 @ 8:30 pm
https://zoom.us/j/6477848450 (A Westmount Shul Ladies Event)
- Listen to the week’s class on Tuesday:
The Ra’v Bartunara was a very rational person. When people claimed that miracles are occurring, he didn’t take their words blindly. He checked them out and decided on hisown whether the claim was valid. In fact, in this same letter, he debated the validity and truth of some of themiracles people of his time were talking about. Yet, when it comes to the miracles in Meron, and especially onLag b’Omer, he writes with certainty that miracles happen there.
The Bartunura writes that the miracles happendue to the vows people take on. This means that people should take on new, good kabbalos, either to givetzedakah or to do some good deed, or to take on a good practice. It doesn’t need to be an actual vow. It issufficient to accept this on oneself bli neder, without an actual vow, if he is sincere about keeping it.
Thiskabbalah makes the person a better candidate to receive Hashem’s blessings and miracles.A second conditionto be worthy of Hashem’s miracles is to believe in Reb Shimon bar Yochai’s merit. As the Beis Aharon writes,”Whoever believes in Reb Shimon receives chizuk from Reb Shimon.”