New photos of Lag Ba’omer parades with the Rebbe were discovered over the past two weeks by Lubavitch Archives.
Lubavitcher Photographer Meir Alfasi took Judaism to new heights by trekking up Mount Everest with his black hat and Kapota, along with paper and a printer, and printing the Tanya on the mountain. “The Lubavitcher Rebbe instructed us to print the Tanya in every place where there are Jews,” he told Israeli media.
Rabbi Gershon Lieder presently serves as the Director of Mayanei HaYeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak, Israel. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his office in August of 2012.
A Lag Ba’omer bonfire and celebration took place for the 32nd year running on Empire Boulevard, in the backyard of the Horowitz family home. Together, the Horowitz family and Rabbi Nachman Twerskei held their annual ‘Hadlokoh’ of a Bonfire in honor of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Hundreds of Crown Heights residents of all ages turned out tonight, Wednesday, for the Lag Ba’omer bonfire on Kingston Avenue, in front of the George Wingate High School.
Girls from Beis Rivka High School had a special Lag Ba’omer evening, which included a bonfire as well as a barbecue, arranged by the school administration. The event included meaningful programing for the girls, ensuring that the evening was celebrated appropriately.
Yossi Parnas (Crown Heights) and Batya (bas R’ Moshe) Preger (Crown Heights)
Chaim Shmuel Ladaev (Crown Heights) and Shprintza Gutnick (Crown Heights)
Yankee (ben Berel) Junik (Crown Heights) and Rendel Leah (bas Yoske) Levin (Crown Heights)
Mendel Adelman (Amherst, MA) and Shterni Freeman (Los Angeles, CA)
Rabbi Daniel Grodnitzky, a Philadelphia Chabad Shliach, teamed up with several of his congregants and friends to form a new ‘Jewish-American roots blues band,’ named Shoresh, which is making its debut this Lag Ba’omer.
Following his first album, Eli Marcus is back with some new and exciting music. In honor of Lag Ba’omer, we bring you “Kol Hamesameach” off Eli’s upcoming dance album Energy, due out for Shavuos. The new single was produced by Mendy Friedman, composed by newcomer Shmuel Dovid Mezei, and arranged by Sholom Lieberman.
As Lag Ba’omer approaches, we’re reminded of the precious opportunity we had to witness such glory as the great parades with the Rebbe in times past.
Yehudah Leib Welton (Berkeley, CA) and Nechama Aviva Weinstein (Pittsburgh, PA)
Caring for children with special needs is always complicated. In Nigeria, where they are often viewed with suspicion, the picture is all the more complex. One of their major challenges has been how to help their charges after they turn 18. Unable to care for themselves yet no longer children, they are thrust into a world where they are often neglected and abused.
Watch the joyous celebrations of Lag Ba’omer, the Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, streamed live from his Kever in Meron, Israel.
They came from around the world: Israel, England, Ohio, Mexico, New York and elsewhere. Over 300 women, all alumni of Beth Rivkah-Montreal, gathered together for a gala reunion on Sunday, Pesach Sheini.
A black youth who attacked a Jewish student and stole his hat and Yarmulka admitted to targeting the boy due to his religion, and said the attack was part of a ‘bet’ between the assailant and his friends.
Menachem and Devorah Leah Smith (North Miami Beach, FL)
World Lag Ba’omer festivities were launched in Sydney, Australia, at the first Bonfire in the world, lit at the Yeshiva Centre-Chabad NSW HQ.
In this Sefirah-friendly music video, Chasidic rapper Nosson Zand sings his hit song ‘Memories’ in a-cappella style while driving in his car.
A bill that would authorize people with terminal illnesses to request life-ending drugs from a physician has cleared a hurdle in New York’s state Legislature.