Israeli Haredim divided after top Sephardi rabbi postpones Lag Ba’omer

12.05.2011                      08.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 22 des Omer; Ta'anit BH'B

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Israeli Haredim divided after top Sephardi rabbi postpones Lag Ba'omer

Lag Ba'omer falls on Saturday night this year, and to avoid tempting people to begin their preparations before the Sabbath ends, Yosef ruled that it should be marked a day later.

A ruling by Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef that celebrations of the Lag Ba'omer holiday should be postponed by a day to prevent desecration of the Sabbath has caused an uproar in Haredi (ultra-Orthodox ) circles.
The eve of Lag Ba'omer is traditionally celebrated with bonfires. This year, it falls on Saturday night, and to avoid tempting people to begin their preparations before the Sabbath ends, Yosef ruled that it should be marked a day later….