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Watch: Lag Ba'Omer celebration shows Jewish unity

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

Watch: Masses at 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

Watch: The Spiritual 'Baton' From Moses to Rashbi

Rabbi Lazer Brody explains who Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai - whose grave in Meron is visited by masses on Lag B'Omer - really was.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 5/8/2015, 1:16 AM

170 Treated at Meron Lag B'Omer Celebration

MDA says hundreds were hurt or dehydrated in massive crowds and bonfires, both at Meron and nationwide.Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 8:43 PM

Non-Jews Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

Lehava anti-assimilation group describes how it stopped ushers harassing Jewish women at Rashbi's tomb on Lag B'Omer.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 5:53 PM

Watch: Over Half-a-Million People and No Wounds?

Police Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld outlines the huge efforts to ensure safety at Meron on Lag B'Omer.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 5:19 PM

Watch: Lag B'Omer Celebrations Continue in Meron

Jewish celebration continues at tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron. Watch it live at Arutz Sheva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2015, 1:23 PM

Aharonovich: Lag B'Omer Is My Last 'Mission'

For Yitzhak Aharonovich, the journey to Meron Wednesday night - his last in an official capacity - was a very emotional one.Moshe Cohen, 5/7/2015, 8:39 AM

Tens of Thousands Celebrate Lag B'Omer in Meron

Largest annual Jewish celebration begins at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Watch it happen live on Arutz Sheva.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2015, 7:38 PM

Lag B'Omer in Meron: Helicopters and Zeppelin

Massive police preparations ahead of Lag B'Omer festivities at the grave of Rashbi, where tens of thousands will light bonfires.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2015, 7:55 AM

Police Prepare for Crowds in Meron on Lag Ba'Omer

Tens of thousands expected to attend traditional 'hillula' celebration - and police are ready to battle congestion.Hezki Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 4/29/2015, 4:54 PM

An 'Upsherin' for the Son of an SLA 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

MDA, Rescue Workers Treat Over 600 at Meron

For Magen David Adom and other rescue workers, Lag Ba'omer is one of the busiest days of the year, and this year was no differentYaakov Levi, 5/18/2014, 8:47 PM

Rabbi David Yosef Slams Meron Events

Respected Jerusalem rabbi sharply criticized organizers of the Lag Ba'omer celebrations, for causing mass Sabbath violationsMoshe Cohen, 5/18/2014, 4:51 PM

Shabbat, 'No Drive Zone' Keep Crowds Out of Meron

There were far fewer celebrants at Meron this year for Lag Ba'omer celebrations - about half as many as usual, participants said.Yosef Berger, 5/18/2014, 3:48 PM

Meron: 300 People Treated by MDA

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

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

Low Turnout 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

Aharonovich: Hareidi Enlistment in Under a Month

Minister of Internal Security anticipates fast decision on hareidi enlistment, calls for Arab service as well.Maayana Miskin, 5/1/2013, 1:00 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

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 Trapped in Meron

Thousands who spent the night cannot get home due to what they term police organizational failures.Maayana Miskin, 4/28/2013, 9:46 AM

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

Masses of Israelis Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer in Meron

Police have deployed 1,200 officers as the masses flock to the tomb of R' Shimon Bar YochaiGabe Kahn, 5/9/2012, 8:31 PM

A Call for Ecological and Spiritual Lag B’Omer

Rabbis and environmentalists urge Jews to focus on the meaning of Lag B’Omer instead of dangerous bonfires that cause pollution. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/9/2012, 8:20 AM

Hundreds of Thousands in Meron

Watch hundreds of thousands in Meron at the Hilula (memorial) of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.Maayana Miskin, 5/20/2011, 2:53 PM

Rabbis: Lag BaOmer Day, not Eve

Chief Rabbis call on Lag BaOmer visitors to Meron to postpone until Sunday so workers preparing the site won't desecrate Sabbath.Chana Ya'ar, 5/12/2011, 10:31 AM

Meron Lag Ba'Omer Celebrations

Hundreds of thousands in the Galilean city of Meron to celebrate the mystical teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.Malkah Fleisher, 5/2/2010, 2:54 PM

'No Bonfires Saturday, Please'

The Rabbinate and Education Ministry asked Israelis not to prepare for the Lag BaOmer bonfires on Saturday so as not to desecrate the Sabbath.Hana Levi Julian, 4/29/2010, 2:23 PM