Lag BaOmer – Jewish Holiday with Bow and Arrow

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Lag BaOmer - Jewish Holiday with Bow and Arrow Lag BaOmer – Jewish Holiday with Bow and Arrow

For Jewish people tomorrow is Lag BaOmer – a holiday where archery is part of the Jewish religion. 

One of the ways in which we celebrate Lag BaOmer is by taking children out to parks and fields to play with bows and arrows. The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that the bow-and-arrow symbolizes the power of inwardness — the power unleashed by the mystic soul of Torah.

The first weapons devised by man were designed for hand-to-hand combat. But a person’s enemy or prey is not always an arm’s-length away, or even within sight. Soon the warrior and hunter felt the need for a weapon that could reach a target a great distance away, or which lies invisible and protected behind barriers of every sort.

With a bow and arrow, the tension in an…

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