is one Jewish holiday that Israelis take seriously.
While the rest of world may not pay attention to counting down
the days from Passover to Shavuot,
in Israel the 33rd day is a major holiday.
This year since it was to start right after Shabbat,
the official day was shifted to Sunday night through Monday,
with Monday a school holiday.
But some did not follow those rabbis,
and while Meron as always was the hot spot for Lag B’Omer,
there was one serious medura, bonfire, in the Valley of the Cross last night,
at its peak shooting meters into the sky, while the crowd watched.
At least the music and smoke did not go all night long,
and we can open the windows this morning.
Lag B’Omer is one of those ‘Only in Israel’ things that Anglos just do not get,
but at least the temperature is much lower than last year.
Happy Lag B’Omer.