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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

Rabbinate: For Sabbath's Sake, Postpone Lag B'Omer

The Chief Rabbinate on Sunday asked that Lag B'omer celebrations be delayed by a day this year, in order to prevent Sabbath violations.Yosef Berger, 5/11/2014, 3:59 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

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

Thousands Making 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

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

ChabadTanks Bring Holiday Spirit

Chabad’s mobile mitzvah tanks brought the spirit of Lag BaOmer to citizens throughout Israel, and are now helping prepare students for Shavuot.Elad Benari, 5/26/2011, 9:54 AM

Photos: Lag BaOmer in Jerusalem

INN brings you a photo essay of the Lag BaOmer celebrations which took place at the tomb of Shimon Hatzaddik in Jerusalem.INN Staff, 5/24/2011, 5:14 AM

Thousands Celebrate on Mt. Meron

Tens of thousands of Jews celebrated Lag BaOmer at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron in the Upper Galilee.Elad Benari and Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2011, 10:11 PM

Lag BaOmer Parade in Tel Aviv

Chabad organizes parade in Tel Aviv in the spirit of “love your fellow man as you love yourself.”.Gil Ronen & Yoni Kempinski, 5/22/2011, 4:58 PM

Quiet Lag B'Omer in Djerba

Lag B'Omer celebrations were quiet for the first time this year in Djerba, where security precautions took precedence over simcha (joy).Chana Ya'ar, 5/22/2011, 3:46 PM

'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

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

Lag BaOmer: Tu B’Shvat Part II

Tuesday B’Shvat, the “New Year of Trees marked by tree planting towards winter’s end, reappeared in Gush Etzion on Lag BaOmer.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/3/2010, 4:42 PM

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

Lag BaOmer of Shimon HaTzaddik

Thousands celebrtaed the traditional Lag BaOmer bonfire at the Tomb of Shimon HaTzaddik in the Jerusalem neighborhood named for the sage.Hana Levi Julian, 5/2/2010, 11:53 AM

'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