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A Cut Above

Yisrael Rutman

Every year on Lag B’omer, thousands of Jews travel to Mount Meron in northern Israel near Tzfas to celebrate at the burial place of Rabi Shimon bar Yochai. For it was on Lag B’omer that Rabi Shimon revealed the secrets of the Zohar, before leaving This World. Not everybody can get to Meron, but fortunately you don’t have to be there to celebrate Lag B’omer. Here are some Lag B’omer minhagim you can do wherever you are.

 

F is for Friendship

Ruchama Schnaidman

Best friends tell each other everything. Don’t they? If you had asked me that question last week, I’d have said: “Yes. No doubt. Obviously.”

 

Curious Jr. — Living in Meron on Lag B’omer

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

Everyone knows how exciting it is in Meron on Lag B’omer, when it seems like all the world comes to the kever of Rabi Shimon bar Yochai. But what’s it like to actually live in the middle of all the action? Jr. talked to two children who live close to Meron, 14-year-old Shikma Rubin, and 12-year-old Nachman Greenberg.*



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Let Me Go, for Dawn is Breaking
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A New Darkness Descends
Yonoson Rosenblum A generation of too many Eisavs
Let’s Celebrate
Eytan Kobre Hundreds of boys arrived for a chasunah — theirs
This Is Our Victory
Rabbi Henoch Plotnik It is incumbent upon us to keep fighting the good fight
Not in My Neighborhood
David G. Greenfield Is housing discrimination a hate crime?
Keep Your Priorities Straight
Jacob L. Freedman Everything in its proper place on the ladder
Night Lights
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Chanukah Spirits
Faigy Peritzman Only with My spirit
Miracles
Sarah Chana Radcliffe We live our lives in the miracle zone
Darkness, Light, and the Hierarchy of Life
Debbie Greenblatt Clarity is always described as light
The Twins: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Clusters are twins — they go together