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Lag Baomer and RCS 2016

Lag Baomer and RCS 2016

Palm Beach Daily News | May 21, 2016

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Holiday events to celebrate life of Jewish mystic


By Betty Nelander
Palm Beach Daily News
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hindel Levitin, Penny Beers, Roz Pomerance and Carol Rasowsky attend a Palm Beach Rosh Chodesh Society Art & Soul class on May 9, "Cuisine: The Art of Self-Transformation." Courtesy of Chabad of Northern Palm Beach Island

Hindel Levitin, Penny Beers, Roz
Pomerance and Carol Rasowsky attend
a Palm Beach Rosh Chodesh Society
Art & Soul class on May 9, "Cuisine: The
Art of Self-Transformation." Courtesy of Chabad of Northern Palm Beach Island

Lag Ba’Omer celebrates the life of a rabbi who was the first to promote the mystical teachings of Kaballah. It is believed he revealed the secrets of the Torah to his students before he died.

The anniversary of the passing of Jewish mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai will be observed by some local synagogues with with outings, barbecues and bonfires. The day recalls the shining spiritual light that followers say bar Yochai, author of the Zohar (the foundation for Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism), brought into the world.

Chabad of Northern Palm Beach Island will celebrate Lag B’Omer with a bonfire and singing at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Phipps Ocean Park, 2201 S. Ocean Blvd. Participants can enjoy barbecue, music, a drum circle, dancing, games and a holiday-related craft-making. Bring a favorite instrument. Sunset is at 8:07 p.m.

To RSVP, call 561-420-5000 or see palmbeachjewish.com.

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Art & Soul — Palm Beach women learned about character during the May 9 Palm Beach Rosh Chodesh Society class, “Cuisine: The Art of Self-Transformation,” a project of The Gary and Terri Schottenstein Palm Beach Torah Institute, which is run by The Chabad House.

In a lesson that involved creating salads, it was driven home that it’s the combination of flavors, not a single one, that makes something tasty.

“So, too, it is with our character, we cannot aim to be something other than we are, the key is only how much and in what context,” notes teacher Hindel Levitin.

Also discussed was kosher and holy eating.

Roz Pomerance sponsored the lesson in granddaughter Danielle Naomi’s memory.

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