In the first class on Sefirat Ha’Omer, we learned that the Torah commands us to count the days from Pesach to Shavuot in order to connect the Exodus on Pesach with the Giving of the Torah on Shavuot. We also learned that there are certain practices of mourning which we adopt during the days of Sefirah (counting) in order to commemorate the deaths of the 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva, who died in an epidemic that ended on Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer. In this class, we will learn about Lag B’Omer itself – why it is a festive day, and how it is celebrated. We will also examine how we can use the Sefirah period to achieve personal growth.