ONE of Pnina Newirth’s earliest childhood memories is a trip to Mount Meron on Lag b’Omer. But this was no ordinary family vacation.
“I was very small, yet I vividly recall the huge fires and the immense crowds,” she says.
Despite the cacophony and the roaring bonfires, the Ra’anana resident insists she felt no fear that day.
“I knew my parents were there and would protect me. And we stood far enough back so give us a bit of distance,” Newirth recalls.