Lag B’Omer

At least 30 injured in Lag B’Omer bonfire explosion in London

(JTA) — Up to 30 people were injured when a Lag B’Omer bonfire exploded in London.

A fireball erupted when the bonfire was lit Wednesday night in the Stamford Hill neighborhood. The cause was believed to be fuel placed on the wood to make it catch fire easier. Initially it was...
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Lag B’Omer tradition of prayer features bonfires

By ANAV SILVERMAN Tazpit News AGency

Over 200,000 people have gathered in the tiny northern town of Meron to commemorate the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer today, which marks the anniversary of the passing of the great mystic Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, and the Bar Kochba revolt against the Romans.

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Brewing up a new connection to Lag B’Omer


LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Sit back by the bonfire and pop open a brewski, it’s Lag b’Omer.

Since we have been counting the Omer — a biblical measure of barley that was brought as an offering to the Temple — each evening from the second night...
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UPDATE: Metairie Chabad plans Lag B’Omer festival

(Editor’s note: An embedded link with which to register for this event has been corrected.) The Chabad Jewish Center of Metairie will be hosting its annual Lag B’Omer festival this Sunday, April 28, at 12 noon in honor of the Jewish holiday. The festival begins at the Goldring-Woldenberg campus of...
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