Smiling behind a Mask is Episode 107 of a Dash of Drash.
Today is Lag BaOmer, the 33rd day of counting towards Sinai. As well as bonfires, this is a festival whose themes include the power of the eyes and the mouth. I have been pondering the question of how to greet each other during these days and how to smile from behind a mask out on the trail.What will happen when we come out of the isolation of our caves?
I hope we can be kind.
Lag BaOmer also marks the end of the plague that killed 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva. May this plague end soon!