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News Brief

  5/19/2014, Iyar 19, 5774

Lag Ba'omer Observances in Meron Disperse


Observance of the 33rd day of the Omer intermediate days between Passover and Shavu'ot broke up around dawn Monday morning in the central Galilee community of Meron, where the focal point was the Tomb of Rabbi Shim'on Bar Yohai on the anniversary of his passing.

Between Saturday night and Monday morning, 800 people needed medical attention, 30 of them being evacuated in light condition to Ziv (Sieff) Medical Center in nearby Tzfat and Poria Hospital in Tiberias. While shuttle buses ran smoothly between Meron and satellite parking areas, warnings against the use of private vehicles was cited for bringing down attendance.