Peki’in and Jerusalem are the only two places in Israel where Jews have been living, uninterrupted, since the Temple’s destruction. By: Rabbi Ari Enkin, Rabbinic Director, United with Israel In my last article on the festival of Lag Ba’omer, I mentioned Peki’in, a primarily Druze town in northern Israel that has a significant, albeit neglected,… Read more »

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Lab b'Omer in Israel 2015

There is nothing like the celebration of Lag b'Omer in Israel, as large bonfires are lit, people sing and dance and music is blasted until late into the evening.

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Lag B'Omer Animated Video

Lag b'Omer, one of the lesser-known Jewish holidays, is celebrated with passion by many Jews around the world. This short video explains what it's all about.

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Tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron

What is it that attracts so many people to Meron on Lag b'Omer? What does Meron have to offer? What’s its history?

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