On Lag B’Omer we commemorate the passing of the great Kabbalist, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, author of The Book of Zohar. The revelation Rabbi Shimon made signifies the giving of the Torah, the science of correction, to the whole world.
SCENE LAST NIGHT: "Over 500 guests gathered at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts last night in Beverly Hills to benefit the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Insitute of Israel Studies at UCLA. Before dinner Natalie Portman presented Amos Oz with an institute award. Oz said earlier that day Portman had screened for him and his wife Nily a cut of her movie version of his best-selling book Tales of Love and Darkness. Oz praised Portman’s movie, in which she plays his mother. “Natalie is now family,” he said. After the award, Oz sat for an on-stage interview with Ari Shavit, author of My Promised Land. Spotted: Israeli Consul General David Siegel, Sharon Nazarian, Sam Nazarian, Haim Saban, Rabbi David Wolpe, Richard Sandler, and LA Federation CEO Jay Sanderson.
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