While the focus on Lag B'Omer is the northern town of Meron, where the Talmudic-sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai is buried, the holy city of Tzfat (Safed) is nearby and is also deeply connected to the holiday according to two local rabbis.

Rabbi Mordechai Ziv and Rabbi Al Karuchi of the Ascent institute in Tzfat told Arutz Sheva about their institute, which functions as a hostel providing Jewish learning programs, and which took people from the hostel to take in the festivities in Meron.

The rabbis said visiting the grave of a tzaddik, a righteous person such as Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, provides a "boost" for one's divine soul.

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