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Troops to Guard Lag B’omer Pilgrimage Route

April 27, 1937
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Troops and police will guard roads leading from this city to Meron on Thursday, when orthodox Jews will observe the festival of Lag B’omer with a pilgrimage to the grave of Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai, second century sage. Lag B’Omer, which is observed on the 33rd day after the second day of Passover, commemorates the anniversary of the sage’s death and the last Jewish rebellion against Rome, under leadership of Bar Kochba.

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