Lag BaOmer Celebrations Envelop Brooklyn, Lakewood

BROOKLYN -
At a Lag BaOmer parade in Crown Heights.
At a Lag BaOmer parade in Crown Heights.

From dancing late into the night to singing traditional songs around dozens of bonfires in yeshivos and elaborate parades and ceremonies, Jews in New York and New Jersey celebrated Lag BaOmer with enthusiasm.

Many avenues were closed off on Motzoei Shabbos for the traditional fires, thousands of bows and arrows were shot into the air by exuberant children, and Boro Park, Flatbush and Lakewood erupted in song and dance for the one-day break in Sefirah restrictions.

Beis Medash Karlin Stolin hosted thousands of celebrants at its shul on 16th Avenue, the Nikolsberger Rebbe distributed popcorn and ices to hundreds of children, and Gan Yisroel held its annual parade, with floats depicting various scenes from Maasei Bereishis or Chassidic thought.


 

Photo credits: Shmuel Yechezkel Stern, TheLakewoodScoop.com

Harav Moshe Wolfson sits on stage before his address at the Gan Yisroel parade in Boro Park.
Harav Moshe Wolfson sits on stage before his address at the Gan Yisroel parade in Boro Park.
Harav Rafael Goldstein, Skolya Rebbe, shoots a bow and arrow in Lakewood on Sunday.
Harav Rafael Goldstein, Skolya Rebbe, shoots a bow and arrow in Lakewood on Sunday.
Thousands dance around a bonfire in front of Beis Medrash Karlin Stolin in Boro Park on Motzoei Shabbos.
Thousands dance around a bonfire in front of Beis Medrash Karlin Stolin in Boro Park on Motzoei Shabbos.