There is no source that Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai died on Lag B’Omer (Ben Ish Hai). How the myth developed. The Hatam Sofer actually opposed celebrating Lab B’Omer. In fact, this day was a day of mourning and fasting. How should we act now? Here’s the real reason that the students of Rabbi Akiva died.
Rabbi Shimon Was On the Lam: hear the gemara’s explanation why Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai went into a cave. It wasn’t to write the Zohar. More evidence of the true cause of death of Rabbi Akiva’s students. Why Jews started mourning during the counting of the omer. What you should be doing during the omer.