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Bar Kochba Rebellion
Discovery of Bar Kochba-era coin declared at Lag B’Omer
As Jews across Israel and around the world celebrated Lag B’Omer, Israeli authorities announced that they had found a symbol of the Shimon bar Kochba revolt against the Romans in the form of a small bronze coin.
In Israel, Lag B’Omer leads to Meron
An estimated 250,000 men, women and children are expected to travel to gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in the small northern village in the Upper Galilee over a two- to three-day period starting on Wednesday.