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Motzei Shabbos: Lag Ba’omer Bonfire

Marking the beginning of Lag Ba’omer, a communal bonfire will be lit once again on Kingston Avenue in front of the Wingate High School – located at 600 Kingston Avenue – beginning at 9:45pm.

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#1 Comment By Did the Rebbe do it? Not minhag Chabad On May 8, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

What is this ‘communal bonfire’?

Did the Rebbe ever make such a bonfire?

Why are people adopting new customs that are historically not minhag Chabad Lubavitch?

#2 Comment By Not True On May 8, 2017 @ 5:47 pm

In many chabad neighborhoods (Kfar Chabad etc…) they hold massive communal bon fires. Kids look forward to it for weeks, helping in collecting wood and building it.

Now to call it a custom is a bit strong, but Klal Yisroel DOES in fact do it, so who are you to call into question a beautiful event that brings the community out and together?

#3 Comment By Not minhag Chabad On May 8, 2017 @ 6:27 pm

Did the Nesiim of Chabad do it?

Is the new minhag Chabad to copy Poylishe Chasidim? Is Chabad now imitating Chagas?

Oy, the Rebbe’s absence is felt.