Lag BaOmer - Customs and Practices - Bows and Arrows

Bows and Arrows

Historically, children across Israel used to go out and play with bows and arrows, reflecting the Midrashic statement that the rainbow (the sign of Gods promise to never again destroy the earth with a flood Gen9:11-13) was not seen during Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai's lifetime, as his merit protected the world.

In Israel, Lag BaOmer is a holiday for children and the various youth movements. It is also marked in the Israel Defense Forces as a week of the Gadna program (youth brigades) which were established on Lag BaOmer in 1941 and which bear the emblem of a bow and arrow.

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