Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776

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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
The 50 days between Pesach and Shavuot are called the "Counting of the Omer." Thirty-three days into the counting of the Omer, Jews celebrate a minor holiday called Lag B'Omer. (The word "Lag" means 33 because it is composed of the letters lamud and gimmel , corresponding to the numerical values of "30" and "3.") These first 33 days are...
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Rivka Tal
Lag B'Omer, falling this year on May 10, is a day of pilgrimage to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Israel's Galilee town of Meiron. This 33rd day of the Omer count is his yahrzeit, the day of his death. An estimated 300,000 Jews visit Meiron during this 24-hour period -- praying, dancing, and celebrating his wonderful spiritual...
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A hate crime that took place 19 years ago and 1,700 miles away has become a learned lesson for the students of Plymouth Meeting Friends School.
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Anyone who has ever been entranced by Max's wild rumpus with the titular characters from Where the Wild Things Are , Mickey's dough-fueled flight out of In the Night Kitchen's pie, or any one of the number of indelible creations that sprang from the imagination of Maurice Sendak, will no doubt find the pages of their favorite books harder to...
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One of the most important documents in American Jewish history hasn't been seen by the public in a decade but will soon be displayed at the National Museum of American Jewish History. The Philadelphia museum is set, for a limited time, to feature the original, handwritten 1790 letter that President George Washington wrote -- or at least signed -- to...
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