Lag BaOmer is the holiday that sets a Secular American and Israeli Jew apart

For me, Lag BaOmer is the holiday that sets a Secular American Jew and a Secular Israeli Jew apart. Growing up in a secular Jewish-American background, with a large Jewish community in Central New Jersey who mostly went to Reform and Conservative synagogues, Jewish life was mainly centered around the major holidays. Rosh HaShana, Yom …