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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.
Hundreds of thousands make Lag B’Omer pilgrimage to Rebbe Shimon’s gravesite
The massive bonfire in Meron is meant to symbolize the Bar Kochba rebellion against the Romans and the light of the secrets of the Torah revealed in the Zohar.
Vote with your feet for Jewish tradition
The vast majority of Israeli society loves Jewish tradition. Polls conducted among the parents of public-school students show that they want their children to learn more Torah and take in more Jewish values.
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.
From caves to shaves: the Lag B’Omer top 10
Lag B’Omer: A Boy Scout’s guide to lighting your bonfire
In Israel, Lag B’Omer inspires memories and mayhem