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  4/26/2013, Iyar 16, 5773

Electric Company Finishes Expansion at Bar-Yochai Site

Just ahead of Sunday's Lag Ba'Omer observance, the Israel Electric Company (IEC) announced, Thursday, that it has completed work to expand the infrastructure, including lighting, at the Tomb of Rabbi Shim'on Bar Yochai (Rashbi) in the central Galilee town of Meron, the focal point of Lag Ba'Omer observances.

Chairman Yiftach Ron-Tal of the IEC board of directors toured the site this week and said that those who come to Meron will now have safe lighting. Electricity was one of many underdeveloped infrastructures at the site.