Lag B'ummer

Lag Ba'Omer is a holiday with many explanations for celebration. One excuse to celebrate is that it commemorates the day the plague ended that killed Rabbi Akiva's students.

Lag Ba'Omer falls on the thirty-third day in the counting of the omer: Lag comes from the Hebrew alphanumeric equivalent of 33; Omer is the grain offering.

I am almost certain this is why we celebrate by drinking as much pure grain alcohol as possible.
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