Large crowds gather at bonfires in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh contrary to guidelines

Large crowds gather at bonfires in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh contrary to guidelines

Netanyahu orders that crowds around Lag B'Omer bonfires in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh be dispersed.Ido Ben Porat, 5/12/2020, 12:44 AM
Free Prayers in Meron through Yad L'Achim on Lag B'Omer

Free Prayers in Meron through Yad L'Achim on Lag B'Omer

Have your names submitted for tefillah in Meron on the holy day of Lag B’Omer.Communicated Content, 5/12/2020, 12:05 AM
MDA forces deployed in Meron for Lag B'Omer

MDA forces deployed in Meron for Lag B'Omer

Magen David Adom teams will arrive with two buses, ambulances, intensive care vehicles, command vehicles and other emergency vehicles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2020, 5:16 PM
MK Eichler to Gafni: Those who do not value Meron should not preach morality

MK Eichler to Gafni: Those who do not value Meron should not preach morality

UTJ MK criticizes fellow party member for calling for MKs not to visit Meron on Lag B'Omer this year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2020, 4:27 PM
Fines, checkpoints and arrests on road to Meron

Fines, checkpoints and arrests on road to Meron

2,000 police officers deployed to prevent mass Lag B'Omer gathering at Meron amid coronavirus concerns. Only 3 bonfires to be allowed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2020, 10:25 AM
Jerusalem preschools to open on Lag Ba'omer

Jerusalem preschools to open on Lag Ba'omer

Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch calls on government to decide whether preschools should open on Lag Ba'omer, says parent pressure is 'wrong.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2020, 2:42 PM
Meron residents ask government to permit Lag Ba'omer rentals

Meron residents ask government to permit Lag Ba'omer rentals

Residents of northern town where Lag Ba'omer celebrations are traditionally held ask government to cancel COVID-19 restrictions on rentals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/8/2020, 2:18 PM
Government approves restrictions for Lag B'Omer

Government approves restrictions for Lag B'Omer

The lighting of bonfires will be prohibited from tomorrow until after Lag B'Omer. Renting out guest houses will be prohibited at Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2020, 9:58 PM
Can't Make It To Meron This Year? Send Alei Siach your names

Can't Make It To Meron This Year? Send Alei Siach your names

Every year thousands come from all over the world to Meron. This year however is different. Alei Siach will pray on your behalfSponsored by Alei Siach, 5/5/2020, 10:04 PM
Government considering full closure on Lag B'Omer

Government considering full closure on Lag B'Omer

National Security Council recommends full closure on Lag B'Omer holiday to prevent coronavirus outbreak during festivities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2020, 7:31 PM
Strict Lag B'Omer restrictions

Strict Lag B'Omer restrictions

By Health Ministry and NSC recommendation, bonfires across country, except for three major centers, is banned.Mordechai Sones, 4/30/2020, 9:11 AM
Lag B'Omer and the holiday's mystical secrets

Lag B'Omer and the holiday's mystical secrets

The Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer celebrates Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. He revealed the Zohar - the book of Kabbalah - during Roman times.i24News, 5/23/2019, 1:44 PM
No fires in public parks on Lag B'Omer due to heat wave

No fires in public parks on Lag B'Omer due to heat wave

Lag B'Omer, a day when Israelis and Jews worldwide traditionally light bonfires, is on Wednesday night and Thursday of this week.Sara Rubenstein, 5/19/2019, 11:00 PM
5-year-old hospitalized with wooden board attached to his hand

5-year-old hospitalized with wooden board attached to his hand

Rusty nail attaches wooden board to boy's hand during collection for Lag BaOmer bonfire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2019, 12:11 PM
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu warns Rabbi Berland

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu warns Rabbi Berland

Tzfat Chief Rabbi says lighting of bonfire on Mt. Meron by rabbi convicted of sexual assault an "abomination."Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2018, 8:51 PM
Live: Lag B'Omer celebrations in Meron

Live: Lag B'Omer celebrations in Meron

Tens of thousands celebrate Jewish holiday near tomb of Tannaic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, 5/2/2018, 7:19 PM
Israeli officials say Lag B'Omer bonfires dangerous in heat wave

Israeli officials say Lag B'Omer bonfires dangerous in heat wave

Many cities ban bonfires over fear of starting uncontrollable fires during heat wave.JTA, 5/2/2018, 7:04 PM
Restrictions and prohibitions on Lag B'Omer bonfires

Restrictions and prohibitions on Lag B'Omer bonfires

Many local authorities cancel Lag Ba'Omer bonfires this evening due to extreme weather conditions.Mordechai Sones, 5/2/2018, 1:36 PM
'Rabbi Berland is a cult leader'

'Rabbi Berland is a cult leader'

Police, NGO, trying to ban Rabbi Eliezer Berland from lighiting bonfire on Lag Baomer at Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's tomb in Meron.Tzvi Lev, 4/26/2018, 9:51 PM
Netanyahu: Hanging effigies of soldiers is abominable

Netanyahu: Hanging effigies of soldiers is abominable

Israeli PM speaks about haredi extremists burning effigy of IDF soldier, asks public to take precautions against global cyber attack.Nitsan Keidar, 5/14/2017, 12:49 PM
A lifesaver on the trip home from Meron

A lifesaver on the trip home from Meron

Travelers returning from Meron find refreshments, road safety instruction, and a friendly staff of policemen and volunteers.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 5/14/2017, 12:24 PM
Parents protest Lag Baomer vacation change

Parents protest Lag Baomer vacation change

Parents cancel school, petition High Court in protest of Sunday's Lag Baomer vacation being moved to Monday.Chana Roberts, 5/14/2017, 8:23 AM
WATCH: Lag Baomer celebrations or anti-IDF incitement?

WATCH: Lag Baomer celebrations or anti-IDF incitement?

Haredi extremists burn effigy of IDF soldier while their friends look on and cheer.Haim Lev, 5/14/2017, 8:06 AM
Lag Baomer in Tunisia: Festive mood and tight security

Lag Baomer in Tunisia: Festive mood and tight security

Despite terror warnings, Jews from Israel and around the world arrive in Tunisia to celebrate the holiday and feel 'at home.'AFP, 5/13/2017, 9:35 PM
'Cancelling schoolbuses endangers children'

'Cancelling schoolbuses endangers children'

Head of Local Authorities Council Haim Bibas criticizes decision to divert school-buses to Meron for Lag Ba'Omer events.Yoel Domb, 5/10/2017, 6:45 PM
600 Missing buses threaten  to jam up Lag BaOmer in Meron

600 Missing buses threaten to jam up Lag BaOmer in Meron

It's complicated, but because of the official intention to "keep the Sabbath holy," buses will be in short supply on Sunday.Hillel Fendel, 5/9/2017, 8:27 PM
Terror warning for Djerba Lag B'Omer celebration

Terror warning for Djerba Lag B'Omer celebration

Counterterrorism Bureau sharpens current travel warning for Tunisia following terrorist motivation increase to attack Jews.Mordechai Sones, 5/3/2017, 11:34 AM
'Haredim are not disciplined, they do what they want'

'Haredim are not disciplined, they do what they want'

Northern police rabbi says haredi community can't have it both ways, haredi community forces police to desecrate Shabbat against their will.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2017, 10:47 AM
Thousands visit Shimon Hatzadik, restore Jerusalem

Thousands visit Shimon Hatzadik, restore Jerusalem

Ever-growing numbers visit once Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem in a Lag B'Omer tradition to rival Meron.Hezki Baruch, 5/26/2016, 10:19 PM
Authorities blame haredi community for J'lem fires

Authorities blame haredi community for J'lem fires

Jerusalem Fire Deputy Chief accuses haredim of not taking proper precautions: ‘They like huge bonfires but do not listen.’Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2016, 8:21 PM
'Donate first haircut to child cancer patients'

'Donate first haircut to child cancer patients'

Organization calls on public not to let halake haircut of 3-year-olds go to waste, while helping cancer patient kids celebrate Lag B'Omer.Chaim Lev, 5/26/2016, 6:51 PM
Tzfat Chief Rabbi: 'Next step is Temple Mount'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi: 'Next step is Temple Mount'

Rabbi Eliyahu reveals growing spiritual awakening seen in Lag B'Omer festivities, next stage is 'going up to the Mount, nothing less.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2016, 11:24 AM
For Lag Ba'Omer: Sfirat Haomer, time of delight and despair

For Lag Ba'Omer: Sfirat Haomer, time of delight and despair

The period has its roots in the Torah, seems to be connected to Temple sacrifice, to the Temple destruction and to preparation for Mount Sinai - so what is the right attitude to it? The deaths of Rabbi Akiva's students may provide the answer. Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 5/23/2016, 7:46 AM
Rising above the pitfalls of Lag B'Omer

Rising above the pitfalls of Lag B'Omer

Rabbi warns parents how to ensure that their children will avoid the traps of a night alone at the bonfire, and connect to the spiritual.Rafael Levi, 5/21/2016, 9:25 PM
Israel warns against travel to Tunisia

Israel warns against travel to Tunisia

Jihadist threat too high to risk making annual Lag B'Omer trip to ancient Jewish community, Israeli government says.Tova Dvorin, 5/9/2016, 3:01 PM
The Different Meanings of Lag B'Omer

The Different Meanings of Lag B'Omer

Find out the connection of the different meanings of Lag B'Omer to the segments of the Jewish world.Phil Chernofsky, 5/8/2015, 3:43 AM
Watch: The Spiritual 'Baton' From Moses to Rashbi

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
Watch: Learning to Love on Lag B'Omer

Watch: Learning to Love on Lag B'Omer

Chabad Rabbi Ze'ev Slavin relates how the holiday provides a chance to teach what true unity and love of your fellow man are all about.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 10:54 PM
Watch: A Spiritual 'Boost' in the North

Watch: A Spiritual 'Boost' in the North

Rabbis of institute in Tzfat talk about the connection between their holy city and Meron, where the Lag B'Omer focus is centered.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 9:27 PM
170 Treated at Meron Lag B'Omer Celebration

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
Grooms Revive Ancient Tradition on Temple Mount

Grooms Revive Ancient Tradition on Temple Mount

Grooms visit Mount on Lag B'Omer ahead of wedding night, in tradition dating back to First Temple times 3,000 years ago.Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 7:25 PM
Non-Jews Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

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?

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
Take Our Lag B'Omer Quiz - And Win a Tablet!

Take Our Lag B'Omer Quiz - And Win a Tablet!

Send in your answers and you'll be entered into our prize draw.Arutz Sheva, 5/7/2015, 5:07 PM
Watch: Lag B'Omer, Reminder of Messianic Rebellion

Watch: Lag B'Omer, Reminder of Messianic Rebellion

Famous scholar Rabbi Berel Wein explains the holiday's connection to revolt against Roman occupation and message of resilience.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 5/7/2015, 3:54 PM
Watch: Lag B'Omer Celebrations Continue in Meron

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'

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
Watch: Arutz Sheva's Lag B'Omer Special

Watch: Arutz Sheva's Lag B'Omer Special

Arutz Sheva presents a special for Lag B'Omer, with discussions about the significance of the holiday and the preparations for it., 5/7/2015, 1:44 AM
Tens of Thousands Celebrate Lag B'Omer in Meron

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
Low Turnout in Tunisia Amid Terror Warning

Low Turnout in Tunisia Amid Terror Warning

Tunisia claims all is safe after Israel warns of concrete terror plans to attack Jews visiting ancient synagogue from Temple times.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2015, 8:49 AM
Joked About Temple Mount Paranoia and Was Arrested

Joked About Temple Mount Paranoia and Was Arrested

Breach of free speech, freedom of worship, as youth arrested over Facebook post joking his prayers will 'set Middle East on fire.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2015, 8:34 AM
Lag B'Omer in Meron: Helicopters and Zeppelin

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
Tunisia: Assures Jews over Terror Threat

Tunisia: Assures Jews over Terror Threat

Tunisian Interior Minister rejects Israeli Prime Minister's Office warning of 'concrete threats' of terror attack against ancient synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2015, 5:29 PM
How Big Can Your Bonfire Be? Knesset Has An Answer

How Big Can Your Bonfire Be? Knesset Has An Answer

Safety measure or legislative busybody-ism? The Knesset has decided to take on the issue of - bonfiresMoshe Cohen, 12/28/2014, 4:16 PM
Hevron: Conflicting Stories Journalist 'Assault'

Hevron: Conflicting Stories Journalist 'Assault'

Photographer denies leftist outlet fabricated assault by local Jews, but community leader asks 'where's the proof?'.Ari Soffer, 5/21/2014, 4:18 PM
Lag Ba'omer at the Pyramids

Lag Ba'omer at the Pyramids

An amazing Lag Ba'omer bonfire, lit by Jewish soldiers from Palestine in WWII in the land of the Pharaohs. Who is still here and who has vanished?Dr. Rafael Medoff, 5/18/2014, 10:33 PM
MDA, Rescue Workers Treat Over 600 at Meron

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