Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775
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Music, fire and a wafting smell of barbeque filled an empty lot in Northern Liberties, where local Jewry turned up to celebrate Lag B'Omer.
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Gil Perl
The Talmudic story explaining the origins of Lag B'Omer is one that teaches tenacity and spiritual renewal.
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Ron Eisenberg
An expert on Jewish scholars explains everything you need to know about about the fiery Lag B'Omer holiday.
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Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
Since we've been counting the Omer — a biblical measure of barley that was brought as an offering to the Temple — what better way to mark the coming holiday than by downing a cold, carbonated barley beverage?
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Mark Mietkiewicz, JE Feature
How can one day remind us of Judaism's links to mysticism, be a time to mourn and a time to dance, and also be an Israeli pilgrimage that is reminiscent at times of Woodstock? Lag B'Omer is all of those things. The seven-week period between Passover and Shavuot is a time of semi-mourning, but on the 33rd day, Lag B'Omer...
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