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  5/11/2014, Iyar 11, 5774

Chief Rabbinate, Education Ministry Defer Lag B'Omer


The Chief Rabbinate decided, Sunday, to call on the public not to light traditional bonfires for Lag B'Omer until Sunday evening in order to avoid desecration of the Sabbath due to the observance's falling on Saturday evening. The Ministry of Education delayed the Lag B'Omer school holiday in anticipation of students staying up late at the bonfires.

Traditional fires by hasidic leaders at the Tomb of Rabbi Shim'on Bar Yohai in the central Galilee community of Meron are scheduled to take place on Saturday night, with hundreds of thousands setting up camp there.

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