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

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

Lag Ba'Omer bonfires caused Thursday's major wildfires

Lack of fire safety likely responsible for massive fires near Jerusalem, Fire chief says.Uzi Baruch, 5/30/2016, 3:17 PM

Watch: Homes evacuated across Jerusalem as fires rage

Out of control blaze in Ramot forest likely caused by Lag BaOmer bonfire, while fires rage near Gilo neighborhood and Mevaseret.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2016, 2:20 PM

Celebrate Lag Ba’omer safely

Building a fire, watching a fire, extinguishing a fire. Do you know what to do?Shoshana Miskin, 5/23/2016, 2:16 PM

Activist: 'United' Bonfires Bring Understanding, Cleaner Air

A Tel Aviv organization suggests 'uniting' community bonfires - so people can get to know each other, and to save the environmentYosef Berger, 5/18/2014, 6:26 PM

Lower Turnout Expected for Meron Lag Ba'omer Celebrations

Officials in Meron cite transportation restrictions as a factor; city already overcrowded several days before event.Benny Toker, 5/16/2014, 4:01 PM

New York Joins Lag Ba'Omer Celebrations

The Jewish community in New York celebrated Lag Ba'Omer with bonfires and lots of singing and dancing. Arutz Sheva was there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2013, 2:19 AM