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.
Daily Archives: May 6, 2015
Filmmaker Meir Kalmanson gathered six brave taste testers to try out Chassidic food for their first time.
With the body of 22-year-old hiker Or Asraf in the airport en route to Israel, Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz, co-director of Chabad of Nepal, says the grisly work of searching for Jewish remains continues in the wake of the April 25 earthquake that crippled the South Asian nation.
Lag Ba’omer at the Sydney Yeshiva Centre – Chabad NSW HQ this year was a wonderful experience. Live Music accompanied by the voice of Cantor Yehoshua Niasoff filled the air as the first logs of the bonfire began to catch fire. People came from all around Sydney to participate in this family-themed event, this year’s first Lag Ba’omer celebration in the world.
This new song from Jewish music star duo 8th Day, titled ‘Celebrate,’ will have you on your feet dancing and singing joyously along. It was released just in time for Lag Ba’omer, when the custom to refrain from listening to music during Sefirah is put on hold.
After a hiatus last summer, when it closed for the first time in 40 years due to insurmountable budget constraints, Camp Gan Israel (Gan Izzy) of Morristown, NJ, is set to reopen this summer under new leadership.
A photo of a unique headstone has been making its rounds on social media. The Matzeiva, belonging to a man named Ezra Mualem who passed away back in 2009 at the age of 79, reads: “he merited to see the Lubavitcher Rebbe.”
There is a special hum that begins to vibrate throughout the Land of Israel in the days preceding Lag BaOmer. In each big city and small village, in every neighborhood and street, boys can be seen toting wood to gather into piles for the bonfires they will be lighting, while girls get their outfits ready for the big parade.
Watch the great Lag Ba’omer parades as they progressed through the years, from 1956 through 2014, in this captivating video gallery compiled and edited by JEM.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Emor. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: How can one focus on his/her mission?
Tonight will mark the beginning of Lag BaOmer and in Sydney it already is ‘tonight’, where the Talmidim Hashluchim set up a bon fire in honor of this auspicious day.