Hundreds of Moldovan Jews from the cities of Kishinev, Bednery, Beltsy and Tiraspol gathered for the Lag B’Omer parade and a concert in honor of the Rashbi (Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai), headed by the Chief Rabbi of Moldova, Rabbi Yosef Abelsky.
The procession came out with colorful signs, singing and dancing, and marched toward the The National Philharmonic of Moldova.
There they gathered for a musical evening with the famous Violinist Mordechai Brodski and the artist Konstantin Moskowitz, who entertained the crowd with music and art.
There was also a special parade for children, organized by Rabbi Mendy and Leah Gutzel. After the procession, the children celebrated and danced around a traditional Lag B’Omer bonfire.
Rabbi Mendy and Chaya Mushka Axelrod, with financial assistance from the organization of Friends of Kishinev Jewry, spearheaded the events.