Lag Ba'omer in Meron
Lag Ba'omer in MeronDavid Cohen/Flash90

Jerusalem Minister Meir Porush (United Torah Judaism), who was in charge of the Lag Ba'omer celebrations on Mount Meron, held an initial meeting to discuss this year's festival and begin planning for next year.

"We only started three months ago," Porush said. "At the time, no one believed we would succeed, and certainly not that the memorial event would be so successful."

"The plan for the mountain proved itself, and thanks to it over 100,000 people visited the holy gravesite. The expanded memorial site was able to provide a solution, and it was the basis for the success.

"We are gathered here in order to ensure that next year, with G-d's help, will be even better," Porush concluded.

This year, the site's capacity was expanded to 50,000 people, with participants required to pre-register and remain at the site only for a limited time.

Arrival at the site was limited to public transportation only, and private vehicles were required to pre-register and park at a designated parking lot, from which visitors could travel to Mount Meron by shuttle.