Tunisian unrest may dampen Lag Ba’Omer pilgrimage

14.05.2011                      10.Ijar, 5771                      Behar; Tag 25 des Omer

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Tunisian unrest may dampen Lag Ba'Omer pilgrimage

Thousands of pilgrims travel each year to the El Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba; Tunisian government says pilgrimage canceled.

Jewish pilgrims may not be able to hold their usual celebrations at one of Africa's oldest synagogues this year because of renewed security concerns in Tunisia where the site is based.
Thousands of pilgrims travel each May to the El Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba to mark Lag Ba'Omer. They usually hold a vibrant festival filled with music and pageantry….