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  • On Lag B’Omer in Israel, hundreds injured, forest fires rage and cats are threatened

    4 days ago

    Bonfires lit up Israel during the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer, resulting in hundreds of injuries and possibly igniting a blaze in Jerusalem that forced the evacuation of dozens of residents.

    Tens of thousands of revelers flocked to the north of Israel Wednesday to dance around...

  • Calendar: May 20-26, 2016

    By Amanda Epstein

    2 weeks ago

    SAT | MAY 21

    “A SONG FOR YOU”

    In 1943, the Karp family escaped the Nazis by crossing the Pyrenees on foot with help from the French Resistance. Carrying the burden of her parents’ trauma, filmmaker Sharon Karp returns to Europe with her sisters to confront the events of the...

  • Capturing the Israeli summer holidays

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 11, 2014 | 9:54 am

    This past month, we celebrated three major Israeli holidays: Israel's 66th Independence Day, Lag Ba'Omer and Shavu'ot.

    Lag Ba'Omer is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the thirty-third day of the counting of the Omer (six weeks from Passover to Shavu'ot.) For most of us secular...

  • Plenty of clowning around at Lag b’Omer parade

    By Kylie Ora Lobell

    May 21, 2014 | 11:37 am

    Clowns, chickens, children and thousands of Chabad Chasidim crowded West Pico Boulevard on May 18 for the Great Parade, an annual celebration of Lag b’Omer in Pico-Robertson. 

    The event, which was made up of floats from Chabad schools and synagogues around Los Angeles, local...

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  • Parade, day of unity mark Lag B’Omer

    May 1, 2013 | 11:43 am

    Two major community events marked the relatively minor holiday of Lag B’Omer on April 28, bringing some bombast — and thousands of people — to local celebrations.

    In Pico-Robertson, Pico Boulevard was transformed into a pedestrian’s paradise for Jews from across Southern...

  • Hundreds make pilgrimage to Tunisian synagogue

    May 10, 2012 | 12:26 pm

    Hundreds of Jews gathered on Tunisia’s Djerba Island as part of a pilgrimage to the 2,500-year-ol d El Ghriba synagogue.

    Some 500 European Jews and 1,000 Jewish Tunisians made the journey Wednesday to celebrate the yahrzeit, or anniversary of the death, of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai,...

  • May 17-27, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    May 17, 2011 | 5:23 pm

    LAG B’OMER PICKS FOR SUN | MAY 22

    LAG B’OMER — DAY OF JEWISH UNITY
    Party in Pico-Robertson with Chaim Fogelman, the Cheder Boys Choir, the Platt Brothers and TNT Dunk Squad, followed by a parade with marching bands and floats. Then stay for the fair, including rides, games...

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