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May 10, 2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Celebrate Lag BaOmer

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Celebrate Lag BaOmer

Lag Ba-Omer marks the end of a plague that killed thousands of Jewish scholars in ancient times, as well as the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who had rebelled against Roman rule and is believed to be the author of the Zohar, the core text of Kabbalah mysticism. Holiday traditions include lighting bonfires and cutting the hair of three-year-old boys for the first time. Join TotallyCoolPix on Facebook, Twitter, join our Flickr Group or find us on Google+.

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