Tzfat Chief Rabbi declares 'next step is the Temple Mount'Rabbi Eliyahu reveals growing spiritual awakening seen in Lag B'Omer festivities, next stage is 'going up to the Mount, nothing less.'
For Lag Ba'Omer: Sfirat Haomer, time of delight and despairThe 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.
Rising above the pitfalls of Lag B'OmerRabbi warns parents how to ensure that their children will avoid the traps of a night alone at the bonfire, and connect to the spiritual.
Israel warns against travel to Tunisia ahead of Lag B'OmerJihadist threat too high to risk making annual Lag B'Omer trip to ancient Jewish community, Israeli government says.
The Different Meanings of Lag B'OmerFind out the connection of the different meanings of Lag B'Omer to the segments of the Jewish world.
Watch: The Spiritual 'Baton' From Moses to RashbiRabbi Lazer Brody explains who Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai - whose grave in Meron is visited by masses on Lag B'Omer - really was.
Watch: Learning to Love on Lag B'OmerChabad 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.
Watch: A Spiritual 'Boost' in the NorthRabbis of institute in Tzfat talk about the connection between their holy city and Meron, where the Lag B'Omer focus is centered.
170 Require Treatment at Meron Lag B'Omer CelebrationsMDA says hundreds were hurt or dehydrated in massive crowds and bonfires, both at Meron and nationwide.
Watch: Grooms Revive 3,000-Year-Old Tradition on Temple MountGrooms visit Mount on Lag B'Omer ahead of wedding night, in tradition dating back to First Temple times 3,000 years ago.
Non-Jewish Staff Harassed Jewish Women Praying in MeronLehava anti-assimilation group describes how it stopped ushers harassing Jewish women at Rashbi's tomb on Lag B'Omer.
Watch: Over Half-a-Million People, Bonfires, and No Casualties?Police Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld outlines the huge efforts to ensure safety at Meron on Lag B'Omer.
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Watch: Lag B'Omer, a Reminder of Messianic RebellionFamous scholar Rabbi Berel Wein explains the holiday's connection to revolt against Roman occupation and message of resilience.
Watch Live: Lag B'Omer Celebrations Continue in MeronJewish celebration continues at tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron. Watch it live at Arutz Sheva.
Aharonovich: Proud That Lag B'Omer Was My Last 'Mission'For Yitzhak Aharonovich, the journey to Meron Wednesday night - his last in an official capacity - was a very emotional one.
Watch: Arutz Sheva's Lag B'Omer SpecialArutz Sheva presents a special for Lag B'Omer, with discussions about the significance of the holiday and the preparations for it.
Tens of Thousands Celebrate Lag B'Omer in MeronLargest annual Jewish celebration begins at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Watch it happen live on Arutz Sheva.
Low Lag B'Omer Turnout in Tunisia Amid Terror WarningTunisia claims all is safe after Israel warns of concrete terror plans to attack Jews visiting ancient synagogue from Temple times.
Man Arrested for Joking about Police Paranoia on Temple MountBreach of free speech, freedom of worship, as youth arrested over Facebook post joking his prayers will 'set Middle East on fire.'
Lag B'Omer in Meron: 1000s of Officers, Helicopters and ZeppelinMassive police preparations ahead of Lag B'Omer festivities at the grave of Rashbi, where tens of thousands will light bonfires.
Tunisia Says Jewish Pilgrims Safe, After Israel Terror WarningTunisian Interior Minister rejects Israeli Prime Minister's Office warning of 'concrete threats' of terror attack against ancient synagogue.
How Big Can Your Bonfire Be? Knesset Has the AnswerSafety measure or legislative busybody-ism? The Knesset has decided to take on the issue of - bonfires
Conflicting Stories over 'Assault' of Journalist in HevronPhotographer denies leftist outlet fabricated assault by local Jews, but community leader asks 'where's the proof?'.
Lag Ba'omer at the PyramidsAn 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?
MDA, Rescue Workers Treat Over 600 at MeronFor Magen David Adom and other rescue workers, Lag Ba'omer is one of the busiest days of the year, and this year was no different
Late Shabbat and 'No Drive Zone' Keep Crowds Out of MeronThere were far fewer celebrants at Meron this year for Lag Ba'omer celebrations - about half as many as usual, participants said.
Rabbinate: For Sabbath's Sake, Postpone Lag B'OmerThe Chief Rabbinate on Sunday asked that Lag B'omer celebrations be delayed by a day this year, in order to prevent Sabbath violations.
Hareidi Media Calls for Inquiry into Meron CrisisHareidi media calls for inquiry over organizational failures that left tens of thousands stranded.
Visitors: Meron a Disaster ZoneMeron: Tens of thousands wait anxiously for buses in the heat, visitors label coordination at site ‘a catastrophe’
200,000 Celebrate in MeronPictures of Saturday night’s all-night celebration in Meron.
Thousands Trapped in MeronThousands who spent the night cannot get home due to what they term police organizational failures.
Thousands Making their Way to Meron for Lag Ba'omerPolice and fire teams are on hand in large forces. The roads around Meron closed to traffic. Video of celebration.
Lag Ba'omer: Traditional Torah Walk in TzfatPhotos: For the 180th straight year, dignitaries march from Abo House to Rashbi's tomb in Meron.
MDA Preparing Ahead for Lag Ba”Omer at MeronMagen David Adom is already making preparations for the massive influx of Jews expected for Lag Ba'Omer at Meron.
Chabad’s ‘Mitzvah Tanks’ Bring Holiday SpiritChabad’s mobile mitzvah tanks brought the spirit of Lag BaOmer to citizens throughout Israel, and are now helping prepare students for Shavuot.
Photo Essay: Lag BaOmer at Tomb of Shimon HatzaddikINN brings you a photo essay of the Lag BaOmer celebrations which took place at the tomb of Shimon Hatzaddik in Jerusalem.
Daytime Celebration on Mount MeronTens of thousands of Jews celebrated Lag BaOmer at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron in the Upper Galilee.
Lag Baomer: Children of all Walks of Life March Together in TAChabad organizes parade in Tel Aviv in the spirit of “love your fellow man as you love yourself.”.
First Time in Centuries: A Quiet Lag B'Omer in DjerbaLag B'Omer celebrations were quiet for the first time this year in Djerba, where security precautions took precedence over simcha (joy).
Samaria Celebrates Diplomatic Victory over Roman Empire“A huge Lag B’Omer bonfire in the heart of the Shomron recalls Rabbi Shimon Ben Yochai’s diplomatic victory over the Roman Empire.”
Hundreds of Thousands in MeronWatch hundreds of thousands in Meron at the Hilula (memorial) of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Rabbis: Go to Meron for Lag BaOmer Day, Not EveningChief Rabbis call on Lag BaOmer visitors to Meron to postpone until Sunday so workers preparing the site won't desecrate Sabbath.
Lag BaOmer Turns into Tree Planting Festival in Gush EtzionTuesday B’Shvat, the “New Year of Trees marked by tree planting towards winter’s end, reappeared in Gush Etzion on Lag BaOmer.
Hundreds of Thousands Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer in MeronHundreds of thousands in the Galilean city of Meron to celebrate the mystical teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
Lag BaOmer at the Tomb of Shimon HaTzaddikThousands celebrtaed the traditional Lag BaOmer bonfire at the Tomb of Shimon HaTzaddik in the Jerusalem neighborhood named for the sage.
Education Ministry: 'Don't Start Bonfires on Saturday'The Rabbinate and Education Ministry asked Israelis not to prepare for the Lag BaOmer bonfires on Saturday so as not to desecrate the Sabbath.