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        4/28/2013, Iyar 18, 5773

      Lag BaOmer 2013 School Holiday Lasts Two Days


      The announcement of the Chief Rabbinate to postpone Lag BaOmer bonfires to Sunday night in order to honor the Sabbath, has prompted the Education Ministry to give Israeli school children vacation on Monday as well.

      The mass pilgrimage of an expected 450,000 worshippers to Meron has been going on since Saturday night, and a second great lighting is expected to take place there Sunday night, with the honorable attendance of Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar.