Watch: Lag Ba'omer celebrations in Meron

Tens of thousands arrive at burial place of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai for Lag Ba'omer torch-lighting and celebration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2019, 7:33 PM

Jerusalem municipality begins dismantling bonfires

Dozens of would-be bonfires dismantled by Jerusalem municipality due to weather-induced safety concerns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2019, 4:10 PM

Chief rabbis: 'Reduce the number of Lag Ba'omer bonfires'

'Obey the instructions of rescue forces and avoid lighting fires in dangerous places,' chief rabbis say, ahead of expected heat wave.Hezki Baruch, 5/21/2019, 1:46 PM

Extreme heat wave towards end of week

On Lag Ba'omer, bonfire holiday, temperatures expected to hit 104F prompt general bonfire ban.Chana Roberts, 5/21/2019, 12:29 PM

Lag Ba'Omer and weddings

There are differences of customs among the different communities. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 5/20/2019, 11:34 PM

Will the Fire and Rescue Authority ban all Lag Ba'omer bonfires?

Heat wave may force Fire and Rescue Authority to ban all bonfires, due to the risk of flames spreading out of control.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2019, 1:51 PM

Just like any other country...

The US does incorporates its founding majority religion into the state and so do we - our own way. This week's article in the Thank G-d for Israel series. David Ben Horin, 5/7/2018, 5:23 PM

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu got it right on sexual abuse

It would have been a travesty of Jewish ethics had convicted predator "Rabbi" Eliezer Berland been able to make a grand entrance to the Meron Lag Ba'Omer festivities. Tzvi Lev, 5/4/2018, 12:24 PM

Pilgrimage to Tunisia synagogue ends without incident

About 3,000 people took part in annual Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on island of Djerba.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2018, 4:04 AM

Watch: Lag Ba'omer celebrations continue in Meron

Hundreds of thousands celebrate at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, as Lag Ba'omer festivities continue this morning.Yoni Kempinski, Meron, 5/3/2018, 11:01 AM

Up to 30 injured in Stamford Hill Lag Ba'omer explosion

Multiple people treated following explosion as bonfire lit for Lag Ba'omer celebrations in London Hasidic community.Tal Polon, 5/3/2018, 9:18 AM

Meet the teacher of Mystical Torah

Why do we celebrate Lag B'Omer if it's the anniversary of Rabbi Shimon's death?Judy Simon, 5/3/2018, 5:15 AM

Worshippers flock to Tunisia synagogue for Lag Ba'Omer

Thousands of pilgrims celebrate Lag Ba'Omer at the Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2018, 4:15 AM

How Rabbi Akiva changed the world

When do we know a sign is from above? Is there a time to heed signs or could the challenge possibly be to ignore them?The Land Of Israel Network, 5/3/2018, 3:15 AM

Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

Rabbi David Stav: Even Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai would prefer that we act in a responsible and safe manner.Yoni Kempinski, 5/2/2018, 2:01 PM

Lag Ba'Omer: The unusual holiday

Insights into different aspects of Jewish heritage.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 5/1/2018, 12:45 PM

The fire and bow of Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai

The fire stays lit and the arrows fly true in the hearts of Jewish soldiers and Torah scholars. Former MK Yaakov Katz, 5/22/2017, 11:34 PM

3 arrested for burning Israeli flag on Lag Ba'Omer

Adult and 2 teenagers arrested for burning Israeli flag on Lag Ba'Omer. Police seek suspects in burning of effigies of soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2017, 5:21 PM

Watch: Lag Baomer festivities in Meron

Watch this year's Lag Baomer celebrations, held at the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2017, 12:46 AM

Tens of thousands spent Shabbat in Meron

50,000 people spend Shabbat prior to Lag Baomer in tents in Meron, Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah prepare for any possible emergency.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2017, 9:20 PM

Finance Minister works to aid Meron visitors

Finance Minister says Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's gravesite 'close to his heart,' promises to do everything he can to aid site's visitors.Michal Levi, 3/25/2017, 11:43 PM

Beit Shemesh residents honor terror victim on Lag Ba’omer

In addition to traditional commemoration of Rashbi, Ramat Beit Shemesh residents honor terror victim Rabbi Yeshiyahu Krishevsky.Shoshana Miskin, 5/26/2016, 7:31 PM

Watch: Homes evacuated across Jerusalem as fires rage

Out of control blaze in Ramot forest likely caused by Lag BaOmer bonfire, while fires rage near Gilo neighborhood and Mevaseret.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2016, 2:20 PM

Watch: Lag Ba'Omer celebration showcases Jewish unity

Jewish Americans say Meron bonfire is the "craziest" they've ever seen.Eliran Aharon, 5/26/2016, 5:42 AM

Introducing: Yeshivas Ohr Rashbi

With Lag Ba'Omer almost upon us, we invite you to be a vital part of an amazing project.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/25/2016, 10:13 PM

Watch: Netanyahu makes surprise visit at Lag Ba'Omer bonfire

Prime Minister surprises residents of Kiryat HaYovel neighborhood in capital, joining them ahead of Lag Ba'Omer Thursday night.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2016, 8:56 PM

Watch: Masses flock to Meron for Lag Ba'Omer Hilula

Traditional bonfire celebration run by Boyan hassidic sect draws hundreds of thousands. Arutz Sheva is at the scene.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/25/2016, 8:03 PM

Uproar over men-only road to Meron

Lag Ba'Omer 'Hilula' celebration has two roads - one for men and one for women - despite anti-segregation laws.Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2016, 5:17 PM

Chabad creates colorful children's Bible

Children across Israel to receive copies at Lag Ba'Omer festivities.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/25/2016, 4:08 PM

Celebrate Lag Ba’omer safely

Building a fire, watching a fire, extinguishing a fire. Do you know what to do?Shoshana Miskin, 5/23/2016, 2:16 PM

Tunisian Official Denies Terror Threats Against Jews

"There are no threats" against Israelis or Jews, insists Tunisian official after Israel issues a travel warning.Elad Benari, 5/3/2015, 4:40 AM

Terror Alert: Jews Warned of 'Concrete' Attack Plot in Tunisia

Counter-Terrorism Bureau issues warning that Jews should not visit Tunisia over concrete info regarding Lag Ba'Omer terror plot.Ari Yashar, 5/2/2015, 11:25 PM

Muslim Terrorists Stab Jewish Man in Tunisia

Gabriel Ozen, 38, saved by local shop owners. But the terrorist is freed after just one hour - and threats of a Muslim riot.Haim Lev, 5/25/2014, 1:22 PM

An 'Upsherin' for the Son of an Lebanese Soldier

David, 3, undergoes ritual hair-cutting ceremony in Meron - in culmination of a family's rescue from abuse.Haim Lev, 5/21/2014, 9:38 PM

Haaretz 'Fabricated' Story About 'Settler Attack' in Hevron

Leftist publication called out by Arutz Sheva blogger, after reporting on Lag Ba'omer 'assault' which never happened.Ari Soffer, 5/19/2014, 2:43 PM

Watch Arutz Sheva's Lag Ba'omer Video Broadcast

Arutz Sheva gives you coverage and interviews from the Tomb of Rashbi in Meron and the Tomb of Shimon Hatzadik in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2014, 2:58 AM

Over 300 People Treated for Medical Injuries in Meron

Medical teams still stationed in Meron to treat additional injuries after hundreds treated at crowded bonfire site.Avi Yogev, 5/18/2014, 8:24 AM

In Pictures: Celebrating Lag Ba'omer in Meron

Festivities kick off in the northern Israeli city of Meron as pilgrims flock to the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2014, 3:09 AM

In Pictures: Lag Ba'Omer at the Tomb of Shimon Hatzaddik

Lag Ba'omer celebrations took place in Jerusalem at the tomb of Shimon the Righteous.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2014, 3:08 AM

Thousands on Their Way to Meron for Lag Ba'omer

The annual festivities at the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in the north are ready to kick off, as police and medics prepare.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2014, 8:47 PM

Lag Ba'Omer: Rashbi Returns

Rashbi, the central figure of Lag Ba'omer celebrations, was on a higher plane than ordinary humans.HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook zts"l, 5/17/2014, 10:10 AM

Tight Security for Jewish Pilgrims at Ancient Tunisian Synagogue

Lag Ba'omer pilgrims to visit Ghriba synagogue on island of Djerba, amid controversy over Israeli visas.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2014, 4:15 PM

Lower Turnout Expected for Meron Lag Ba'omer Celebrations

Officials in Meron cite transportation restrictions as a factor; city already overcrowded several days before event.Benny Toker, 5/16/2014, 4:01 PM

MDA Releases Safety Guidelines Ahead of Lag Ba'omer

Building a fire, watching a fire, extinguishing a fire. Do you know what to do?Tova Dvorin, 5/16/2014, 1:59 PM

Hareidi Media Calls for Inquiry into Meron Crisis

Hareidi media calls for inquiry over organizational failures that left tens of thousands stranded.Maayana Miskin, 4/29/2013, 2:27 PM

New York Joins Lag Ba'Omer Celebrations

The Jewish community in New York celebrated Lag Ba'Omer with bonfires and lots of singing and dancing. Arutz Sheva was there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2013, 2:19 AM

Top EU Parliament Official Guest at Bonfire in Shomron

Surprise guest at Lag Ba'omer bonfire in Samaria: Dep. Chair of EU Foreign Relations comes to Kfar Tapuach directly from airport.David Lev and David Ha'Ivri, 4/28/2013, 7:34 PM

Visitors: Meron a Disaster Zone

Meron: Tens of thousands wait anxiously for buses in the heat, visitors label coordination at site ‘a catastrophe’ Maayana Miskin, 4/28/2013, 2:07 PM

200,000 Celebrate in Meron

Pictures of Saturday night’s all-night celebration in Meron., 4/28/2013, 10:54 AM

Thousands Making their Way to Meron for Lag Ba'omer

Police and fire teams are on hand in large forces. The roads around Meron closed to traffic. Video of celebration.Gil Ronen, 4/27/2013, 8:50 PM

Lag Ba'omer: Traditional Torah Walk in Tzfat

Photos: For the 180th straight year, dignitaries march from Abo House to Rashbi's tomb in Meron.Gil Ronen, 4/27/2013, 8:25 PM

Annual Pilgrimage at Tunisia Begins with Tight Security

Pilgrims arrive at Tunisia's Ghriba synagogue amid tight security, with reinforcements deployed around Djerba.Arutz Sheva North America, 4/26/2013, 11:00 PM

Lag Ba'Omer: 'Hillula' in Meron, NY Children's Parade, Bonfires

Galilee town of Meron fills for the "hillula" of Rashbi, mystic Sage and student of Rabbi Akiva. Chabad parades during the day. R. Sylvetsky and D. Tabak, 4/26/2013, 2:35 PM

Tunisian Jews Hope for High Attendance at Annual Pilgrimage

Organizers of a pilgrimage to Africa's oldest synagogue in Djerba are hoping for a revival this year after a slump in attendance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2013, 5:12 AM

Lag Baomer Race to Memorialize Terror Victim

The youth of Beit Horon will memorialize Matat Rosenfeld with a race along trail of the Maccabees.Gil Ronen, 4/22/2013, 12:01 PM

MDA Preparing Ahead for Lag Ba”Omer at Meron

Magen David Adom is already making preparations for the massive influx of Jews expected for Lag Ba'Omer at Meron.Chana Ya'ar, 4/15/2013, 8:17 PM