In ancient times, the grain harvest lasted seven weeks, beginning with the harvesting of the barley during Passover and ending with the harvesting of the wheat at Shavuot.
Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her second bid for the White House.
Thousands came out for the the March of the Living in Budapest, where World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder reminded the Hungarian government to speak out against anti-Semitism.
An Albanian man was arrested in connection with the murder of an Israeli man in Berlin.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the international community to negotiate a better deal with Iran on its nuclear program and offered alternatives.