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  6/17/2012, Sivan 27, 5772

Chairman of Bar-Yochai Tomb Board of Directors Named


The board of directors of the company that manages the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yochai in the Galilee town of Meron named Alex Vizhnitzer, Sunday, to be its chairman. In recent years, Vizhnitzer was the government-appointed man in charge of managing events and ongoing maintenance at the site.

Hundreds of thousands of people go to the site on Lag BaOmer to mark the anniversary of the rabbi's death. Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov told the board to appoint a chief executive officer who will be responsible for carrying out the board's decisions regarding safety, security and the public's comfort at the site.