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  Sivan 27, 5773 , 05/06/13

Bar Yochai Tomb in Meron Gets New Access Road

The ancient tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in the small remote town of Meron in Israel's north has swiftly become the second most visited Jewish site in the country. Only the Western Wall in Jerusalem gets more visitors, according to the latest statistics. Thus, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - the Jewish National Fund has spent the time and energy to create a new access path along the Burma Road. The new access route will enable any emergency vehicles or other security personnel access to the holy site. It was opened this week. The holiday of Lag Baomer brings hundreds of thousands to the site necessitating new infastructure.

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