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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Mourners gather at the funeral of one of those who died in the Lag bOmer stampede at Mount Meron in Israel, April 30, 2021. (Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Long before stampede, Mount Meron’s history has been a mix of tragedy and euphoria

CNAAN LIPHSHIZ April 30, 2021

(JTA) — “If you haven’t seen the joy of Lag b’Omer on the grave of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, you haven’t seen joy at all,” wrote the author Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Israel’s first Nobel Prize laureate. That description reflects an aspect of...

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