Lag Ba'Omer: The unusual holiday

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

'Tourism and holiness do not go hand in hand'

Members of Knesset Internal Affairs Committee visit Meron, say Zohar author's tomb has 'fallen between the cracks.'Haim Lev, 7/31/2017, 11:26 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

'Worshipers were threatened with stabbing'

In letter, MK Eliezer Moses describes intolerable violent atmosphere caused by bands of thugs at site of Rabbi's grave in Meron.Haim Lev, 7/29/2016, 7:54 AM

Prayer campaign to help Sara Netanyahu

Likud activist Lior Harari initiates prayer campaign to support Prime Minister's wife "as she is attacked in the media."Michal Levy, 7/8/2016, 10:13 AM

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

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

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

200,000 Celebrate in Meron

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

'Lag B'Omer a Jewish Victory'

“A huge Lag B’Omer bonfire in the heart of the Shomron recalls Rabbi Shimon Ben Yochai’s diplomatic victory over the Roman Empire.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/22/2011, 8:28 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