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What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage? – The Conversation

| May 18, 2022

The annual Lag BaOmer pilgrimage to Mount Meron in Israel which in 2022 falls on Wednesday night, May 18 until recently has attracted as many as half a million visitors every year. The annual gathering, which takes place at what is believed to be the gravesite of the second-century Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, is by far the largest Jewish pilgrimage in modern times

Spiteful Synagogue Syndrome stories | Elchanan Poupko | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| May 18, 2022

MK Bezalel Smotrich suggested not long ago that his political rival, Naftali Bennett, is no longer welcome in synagogue.

SF senior home recognized by Fast Company for virtual memory care J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| May 18, 2022

Driving through the mountains. Walking on the beach. Feeling the wind on your face

My Abortion Helped Make My Jewish Family Whole Kveller – Kveller.com

| May 18, 2022

The house hums a lullaby as my baby girl sleeps in my arms and a seed grows ever so slowly inside of me. Wordless melodies drift from the pipes and furnace

Executive director of embattled Jewish Federation stepping down after months of turmoil – Santa Fe New Mexican

| May 18, 2022

The Jewish Federation of New Mexico descended into dysfunction over the past 15 months with staff departures, board member resignations, lawsuits and complaints of volatility lodged against its executive director. Now, the organizations executive director, Rob Lennick, says he is moving on an impending change that some say gives the Albuquerque-based federation a chance to begin anew. Whether that will happen, however, is far from clear because the problems, many say, run deep

UN PLAZA GRILL Launches ‘Cuisines from Around the World’ with Guest Chefs Through 2022 – Broadway World

| May 18, 2022

Starting May 22, the UN Plaza Grill will take diners' taste buds on a journey around the world with the debut of its Global Chefs Collaborative Pop-up series, an exploration of the world's most intriguing cuisines. Every month through the balance of 2022, a chef with expertise in cuisine from a specific country or region will collaborate with UN Plaza Grill Culinary Director Ines Chattas to create a three-course menu showcasing representative dishes, ingredients, and techniques.

Eitan Bernath Is on Top of the ‘World’ – Tablet Magazine

| May 18, 2022

When Eitan Bernath was 12 years old, he started a folder on his computer to store recipes for his future cookbook. That might sound precocious, but he had reason to dream

Best Things To Do This Week In Los Angeles And SoCal: May 16 – 19 – LAist

| May 18, 2022

Start your day with LAist Sign up for the Morning Brief, delivered weekdays. Catch Helado Negro performing live

Don’t Miss the Beauty In Your Own Backyard! – Jewish Journal

| May 18, 2022

Miles of stunning uninterrupted beaches, waves crashing on the rocks and into tidal pools, misty mountains and mesmerizing sunsets, saved my sanity during the lock down. California certainly has its share of stunningly beautiful destinations, and now that everything is open again, it is time to explore those captivating small towns that move at a deliciously slow pace, and sip my way through SLO Wine Country.

How the Peninsula’s pastrami experts at The Refuge were inspired by French fine dining – The Almanac Online

| May 18, 2022

To support our local dining scene, Peninsula Restaurant Week is back for its second year, May 13-21, featuring special dishes from favorite local eateries. For the final story in our Q&A series with participating restaurants, we caught up with The Refuge, which has locations in Menlo Park, San Carlos and San Mateo. The Refuge aims to serve the best of Belgium, New York and Philadelphia through its extensive beer list, hand-sliced pastrami sandwiches and gooey cheesesteaks


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