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Lag B’Omer

Brewing up a new connection to Lag B’Omer

By EDMON J. RODMAN

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 of Passover, what better way to mark the coming holiday than by downing a barley beverage, cold and carbonated?

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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 the Metairie Jewish Community Center at 12:00 noon and continues until 3:00 p.m.

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