B"H Friday, 19 Iyar 5776 | May 27 2016
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Lag Sameach
 Why Eggs? Minhogei Lag B'Omer 
It is customary to eat carobs on Lag BaOmer. This commemorates a lifesaving miracle that Rabbi Shimon experienced. For a period of thirteen years, Rabbi Shimon and his son were fugitives from the Roman regime, in hiding in a cave in Northern Israel. Miraculously a carob tree grew at the entrance of the cave, providing nourishment for its two holy occupants ■ more
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 Lag B'Omer 5720: The Rebbe at the Park 
Lag B'Omer 5720
Lag B'Omer 5720 | Photograph: Excerpt fron JEM Video
RARE FOOTAGE: The Rebbe visits Prospect Park, Lag B'omer 5720: WATCH a rare clip from one of the earliest parades with the Rebbe featuring narration by Eli Lipsker ■ more
Lag B'Omer, Hakhel, 5776
 Don't Miss: Live Broadcast from Meron 
Watch Live! Live Broadcast from Meron, the holy resting place of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai ■ more
2 Sherpas, 10 Tuna, 1Tanya
 Meir Alfasi Conquers Mount Everest 
Photograph: Israel Hayom
A Chabad emissary took Judaism to new heights recently when he climbed Mount Everest to print a copy of the Chabad book of mysticism, "The Tanya," on the world's highest mountain.Meir Elfassy, 30, who works as a "wandering emissary," set out on a two-week adventure with two Sherpas, 10 cans of tuna, matzot, a package of paper and a printer ■ more
Lag B'Omer, Hakhel, 5776
 London Jewry Marches for Rabbi Shimon 
Photograph: Shturem
The traffic in London came to a standstill this morning as men, women and children paraded in unity in honor of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. The gala Lag B'Omer Parade featured talmidim and talmidos from all the Lubavitcher mosdos ■ more
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 Audio: The Rebbe Counts 33 Days Lo'Omer 
Inspiring Audio: The Rebbe counts thirty three days to the Omer ■ more
Lag B'Omer, Hakhel, 5776
 Horowitz & Twerski's 32nd Annual Hadloko 
Photograph: CHI
A Lag Ba’omer bonfire and celebration took place for the 32nd year running on Empire Boulevard, in the backyard of the Horowitz family home. Together, the Horowitz family and Rabbi Nachman Twerski held their annual ‘Hadlokoh’ of a Bonfire in honor of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai ■ more
Attention Anash
 Urgent Tehillim and Tzedoko Needed 
Please join Anash worldwide in Tehillim and tzedoko l'zchus a young Shlucha, Rivka bas Shifra Aviva, in desperate need of our tefillos now. Kapitlach Chof and Lamed (20 and 30) ■ more
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Behar: Avoiding the Downfalls of Life 
Join Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz in his weekly shiur on the Parsha. This week, Parshas Behar, Rabbi Minkowicz addresses the timely question: "How can you avoid the downfalls of life ■ more
Leb'n Mit'n Rebbe
 13 Unique Photos from Thirteen Parades 
Photograph: JEM
As Lag B'omer approaches, we’re reminded of the precious opportunity we had to witness such glory. With jam packed crowds surrounding, the Rebbe would partake in this momentous occasion with love and care for each and every child ■ more
Hakhel in Montreal
 300 Beth Rivkah Alumni Unite for Reunion 
Photograph: Esther Malka Levertov / Nachas Photography
They came from around the world: Israel, England, Ohio, Mexico, New York and elsewhere. Over 300 women, all alumni of Beth Rivkah-Montreal, gathered together for a gala reunion on Sunday, Pesach Sheini. Those who couldn’t attend the event sent in recorded messages that were displayed during the event.At the event, the alumni paid tribute to Rabbi Eliezer Wenger, OBM ■ more
Special Kinusim
 Chinuch Hora'ah of the Day: 
Photograph: Chabad.org

Chinuch Horaah of the Day: Efforts should be made to make special kinusim for children, with boys and girls separate of course. ... At these kinusim, the great preciousness of Torah should be spoken about in order to implant within the children a love for learning Torah. This matter is especially connected to Lag Ba’omer, the yom hahilulah of the Rashbi ■ more

Lag B'Omer, Hakhel, 5776
 Nachle: Retzoneinu L'irois Es Malkeinu! 
Anash and the Tmimim of Nachlas Har Chabad in Kiryat Malachi never dissapoint; year after year the floats at the gala Lag B'Omer Parade in the Nachle portray Chassidishe and timely themes ■ more
Lag B'Omer, Hakhel, 5776
 Global Festivities Launched in Sydney NSW 
World Lag B'omer festivities were launched in Sydney, Australia at the first Bonfire in the world, lit at the Yeshiva Centre - Chabad NSW HQ. NSW Head Shliach Rabbi Pinchus Feldman OAM lit the Bonfire as soon as the stars came out to herald this festive occasion ■ more
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz
 Tanya Chapter 17: The Beinoni Level 6 
Shturem.org presents the weekly Tanya shiur in English, delivered by Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz. In this week's shiur, we study Tanya Chapter 17, where the Alter Rebbe presents the sixth level of the Beioni and explains how it is easy to serve G-d with your heart ■ more
Lag B'Omer, Hakhel, 5776
 Unprecedented Sifrei Chassidus Fair in Meron 
Photograph: Shturem Archives
  Bais Chabad adjacent to the holy resting place of the Tanna Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, directed by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Halperin,  is putting the final touches on the Lag B'Omer events, including the huge sifrei Chassidus fair that will open today for the hundreds of thousands of visitors in Meron over Lag B'Omer ■ more

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