The Jewish community of Buenos Aires has never experienced such a celebration in their city and all those who were there will remember it forever.
The Lag B’Omer celebration of Buenos Aires, Argentina, attracted well over 9,000 men, women and children from all segments of the Jewish community, where they enjoyed a day of games, activities, workshops and shows. The festival was held at La Rural, the most prominent exhibition center of the country and one of the most important in Latin America.
Early afternoon all gathered to recite the 12 psukim, that were recited by representatives of the different Jewish school in the city, followed by words of inspiration by the head Shliach to Argentina, Rabbi Tzvi Grunblatt, who pointed out how this event is a historic demonstration of Jewish pride for the Jewish community.
This was followed by the schools marching in a parade, moving many parents to tears, seeing the Jewish pride displayed by their children.
Many were involved in bringing much talent and meaning to this event. The Bachurim of the Yeshiva prepared a float, showcasing the global effort to bring Moshiach, and made two performances, acting out the story of Yosef moikir Shabbos. The Batei Chabad and other Chabad institutions prepared interactive stands demonstrating the Mivtzoim of the Rebbe.
Every participant received a poster of the 12 Psukim and a special edition of the book What Will the World be Like, from Hachai publishing, translated and published in Spanish by editorial Bnei Sholem.
The event was a joint project of all the Batei Chabad in Buenos Aires, Chabad Lubavitch Argentina directed by Rabbi Tzvi Grunblatt, and organized by Tzach.