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  • 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 Jane Wakefield

    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...

  • 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,...

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  • 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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