Nothing but confusion in postponing Lag Ba’omer bonfires
The rabbis' decision to reschedule the fires to Sunday afternoon, of all times, reflects not only bad judgment but bad leadership.
Young scavengers have spent days scouting our neighborhoods, parks and trashcans for any combustible fuel for their bonfires, for Saturday night was Lag Ba’omer. Or was it?
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel issued what it called a “Holy proclamation” calling upon the “entirety of the house of Israel” to fulfill the custom of Lag Ba’omer bonfires on Sunday night, apparently in order...