Christians often ask why Jewish people don't believe in Jesus. Author David Klinghoffer offers his answer in a polemic against Christianity entitled, Why the Jews Rejected Jesus: The Turning Point in Western History." Published in March of this year, the book has captured the Jewish community's attention as the most current and comprehensive Jewish answer to the question posed in the title--though perhaps not in the manner Klinghoffer intended.
Lag B'Omer falls on May 27. Lag" represents the number 33 in Hebrew and "Omer" is a measure that was used for grain. This festival is not commanded in Scripture; it is purely rabbinical tradition, though the name of the holiday is based on a commandment to count the days from the second night of Pesach (Passover) to the day before Shavuot, (Pentecost). This period is known as the Counting of the Omer. Lag B'Omer is the thirty-third day of that counting period.
A friend of Jews for Jesus gave a copy of Forbidden Peace" to her church's missions coordinator, who also happens to lead Bible studies in two different prison facilities. One time she was unable to go, and her helper, a young man in his twenties, had to go alone to one of the facilities to do the Bible study. He was very nervous, having never done this before. So, she gave him the "Forbidden Peace" DVD to show the inmates, so that he could minister to them without leading a traditional Bible study. At the end of the film, he asked if anyone wanted to receive Jesus and a young Muslim man entered the kingdom of God that night! Praise God!