Friday, March 21, 2008

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News Flash: Iranians Celebrating Lag B'Omer Today

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

(This is a real, not Purim, news report...)

(Fox News) Iranian youths staged a massive protest Wednesday, calling for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s demise during the Persian celebration of Lag Ba'omer, United Press International reported.

Angry mobs shouted “Death to Ahmadinejad” while lighting bonfires in the city of Sanandaj, UPI reported. Bonfires and firecrackers are traditional in marking the occasion.

Police officers attempting to arrest the revelers were greeted with a barrage of firecrackers, but the situation never escalated beyond the typical celebration.

Mazel Tov to the Iranians for adopting the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer, where we light bonfires to signify the fire of the Torah as taught via the secrets of the Torah by Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, zt"l.

(h/t Chaim Bray's Blog)

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

now they will be hanged.

g said...

Also yersterday,the fast of Purim,was the first day of the Persian new year, the first day of spring. I hope it has a good meaning.

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