— by Ronit Treatman Every year, on the thirty-third day between Passover and Shavuot, my cousins and I would forage for dry wood. We needed this wood to build a bonfire for our Lag Ba'Omer"kumzitz" or gathering. While the origins of this holiday are not entirely clear, for me the most meaningful part of Lag Ba'Omer is commemorating the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire. Lag Ba'Omer traditions include the lighting of bonfires, picnics, and Israeli folk music and dancing.
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