Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lag B'Omer celebrated safely at Djerba

THAT WAS BRAVE: Jewish pilgrims mark Lag Ba'omer on Tunisian island (AP/Israel HaYom).
Amid fears of religious violence, southern island of Djerba hosts annual Jewish pilgrimage under unprecedented security • Some 2,000 Jews gather at ancient Ghriba synagogue to mark holiday • Rabbi: Site a symbol of tolerance between Muslims and Jews.
The pilgrims chose to defy the recent terrorism alert for the island. I'm glad they came through it safely.