Daily Israel Report
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  2/27/2013, Adar 17, 5773

Lag BaOmer Pilgrimage Site Gets Makeover


The light will shine brighter from the small northern town of Meron this Lag BaOmer. The Northern District Electric Company is working to increase the power supply capacity for the thousands expected for the annual pilgrimage. The tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a forefather of Kabbalah, receives a large percentage of visitors on the holiday of Lag BaOmer which takes place in April.
 
The electric company recently began work on the installation of on outdoor transformer station and an underground network route. Regional officials stated that care was take not to disturb the graves of other ancient Jewish sages.