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Watch: Rebbe of Boyan opens Lag Ba'omer celebrations at Meron

The Rebbe of Boyan lights Meron bonfire as Lag Ba'omer celebration kicks off.

Rebbe of Boyan opens Lag Ba'omer celebrationsplayer

Watch: Firefighters put out improvised bonfire in Meron

Firefighters called to extinguish bonfire that was illegally lit at Lag Ba'omer celebrations in Meron.

Firefighters put out improvised bonfire in Meronplayer

No Religious-Zionist bonfire lighting to be held in Meron this year

Just one bonfire permitted this year after last year's terrible tragedy.

No Religious-Zionist bonfire in Meron this year

102-year-old man to light Independence Day torch

102-year-old Yaish Giat has been chosen to light one of the torches for Israel's 73rd Independence Day.

102-year-old man to light Independence Day torch

Large crowds gather at bonfires in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh contrary to guidelines

Netanyahu orders that crowds around Lag B'Omer bonfires in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh be dispersed.

Large crowds gather at bonfires contrary to guidelinesplayer

Religious Zionism completes bonfire preparations

This year due to pandemic there will be limited number of bonfires with only 50 participants; Lighting to be broadcast live on Arutz Sheva.

Religious Zionism completes bonfire preparationsplayer

Reclaiming Lag Ba'Omer

There is no halakhic significance to lighting bonfires, but there are strong halakhic injunctions to protect the environment.

Reclaiming Lag Ba'Omer

Strict Lag B'Omer restrictions

By Health Ministry and NSC recommendation, bonfires across country, except for three major centers, is banned.

Strict Lag B'Omer restrictions

Israel bans fires in open areas throughout summer

Order from Fire and Rescue Services bans fires, bonfires, welding, in and around plants and populated areas.

Israel bans fires in open areas throughout summer

Jerusalem municipality begins dismantling bonfires

Dozens of would-be bonfires dismantled by Jerusalem municipality due to weather-induced safety concerns.

Jerusalem municipality begins dismantling bonfires

No fires in public parks on Lag B'Omer due to heat wave

Lag B'Omer, a day when Israelis and Jews worldwide traditionally light bonfires, is on Wednesday night and Thursday of this week.

No fires in public parks on Lag B'Omer due to heat wave

Israeli officials say Lag B'Omer bonfires dangerous in heat wave

Many cities ban bonfires over fear of starting uncontrollable fires during heat wave.

Israeli officials say Lag B'Omer bonfires dangerous in heat wave

Restrictions and prohibitions on Lag B'Omer bonfires

Many local authorities cancel Lag Ba'Omer bonfires this evening due to extreme weather conditions.

Restrictions and prohibitions on Lag B'Omer bonfires

Lag Ba'Omer bonfires caused wildfires Thursday

Lack of fire safety likely responsible for massive fires near Jerusalem, Fire chief says.

Lag Ba'Omer bonfires caused Thursday's major wildfires

Fires across Jerusalem force evacuations

Out of control blaze in Ramot forest likely caused by Lag BaOmer bonfire, while fires rage near Gilo neighborhood and Mevaseret.

Watch: Homes evacuated across Jerusalem as fires rageplayer

Celebrate Lag Ba’omer safely

Building a fire, watching a fire, extinguishing a fire. Do you know what to do?

Celebrate Lag Ba’omer safely

Activist: Cut Down on Bonfires for Cleaner Air

A Tel Aviv organization suggests 'uniting' community bonfires - so people can get to know each other, and to save the environment

Activist: 'United' Bonfires Bring Understanding, Cleaner Air

Low Turnout for Meron Lag Ba'omer Celebrations?

Officials in Meron cite transportation restrictions as a factor; city already overcrowded several days before event.

Lower Turnout Expected for Meron Lag Ba'omer Celebrations

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.

New York Joins Lag Ba'Omer Celebrationsplayer