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Thousands to Celebrate Lag B’omer in BP on Motzoei Shabbos

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Rabbi Mordechai Jungreis will lead the festive celebration of Lag B'omer outside his shul in Boro Park.

Rabbi Mordechai Jungreis will lead the festive celebration of Lag B'omer outside his shul in Boro Park.

Rabbi Mordechai Jungreis will lead the festive celebration of Lag B’omer outside his shul in Boro Park.

This coming Motzoei Shabbos – the eve of Lag B’omer – thousands of Jews from all walks of life are expected to throng to 16th Avenue and 49th Street in the heart of Boro Park outside the Niklesburger Bais Medrash for the annual celebration presented by the Niklesburger Rebbe, Rav Mordechai Jungreis Shlita. The unusually festive event – which drew an amazing 5,000 people last year and has the entire surrounding area closed to traffic – is held to commemorate the yarhrtzeit of the great sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, who at the time of his passing revealed the secret wisdom of Kabbalah to his students and thus brought great joy into the world.

The celebration will feature a huge bonfire; individual yahrtzeit candles for participants to light; live music by renowned Jewish performers; free drinks for all, along with special snacks such as cotton candy and popcorn for children; and several hours of intensely spirited dancing to express the special simcha of Lag B’omer. “We welcome all of our fellow yidden who would like to have an experience that is similar to the grand event in Meron,” says Rav Jungreis, who – in addition to his shul at that location in Boro Park – runs a bais medrash in Woodbourne, New York that has attracted numerous mispallelim since its opening several years ago. “Our purpose is to unite every member of Klal Yisroel who comes here in a genuine spirit of achdus and ahavas Yisroel.”

Based on the exciting word-of-mouth it generated last year, this week’s gala Lag B’omer celebration in Boro Park is sure to leave everyone who attends with memories that will inspire them for a lifetime.

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