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Reclaiming Lag Ba'Omer

Reclaiming Lag Ba'Omer

There is no halakhic significance to lighting bonfires, but there are strong halakhic injunctions to protect the environment. Rabbi Ronen Neuwirth, 11/05/2020 13:19
Strict Lag B'Omer restrictions

Strict Lag B'Omer restrictions

By Health Ministry and NSC recommendation, bonfires across country, except for three major centers, is banned.Mordechai Sones, 30/04/2020 09:11
Israel bans fires in open areas throughout summer

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2019 10:43
Jerusalem municipality begins dismantling bonfires

Jerusalem municipality begins dismantling bonfires

Dozens of would-be bonfires dismantled by Jerusalem municipality due to weather-induced safety concerns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/05/2019 16:10
No fires in public parks on Lag B'Omer due to heat wave

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.Sara Rubenstein, 19/05/2019 23:00
Israeli officials say Lag B'Omer bonfires dangerous in 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.JTA, 02/05/2018 19:04
Restrictions and prohibitions on Lag B'Omer bonfires

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, 02/05/2018 13:36
Lag Ba'Omer bonfires caused wildfires Thursday

Lag Ba'Omer bonfires caused wildfires Thursday

Lack of fire safety likely responsible for massive fires near Jerusalem, Fire chief says.Uzi Baruch, 30/05/2016 15:17
Fires across Jerusalem force evacuations

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/05/2016 14:20
Celebrate Lag Ba’omer safely

Celebrate Lag Ba’omer safely

Building a fire, watching a fire, extinguishing a fire. Do you know what to do?Shoshana Miskin, 23/05/2016 14:16
Activist: Cut Down on Bonfires for Cleaner Air

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 environmentYosef Berger, 18/05/2014 18:26
Low Turnout for Meron Lag Ba'omer Celebrations?

Low Turnout for Meron Lag Ba'omer Celebrations?

Officials in Meron cite transportation restrictions as a factor; city already overcrowded several days before event.Benny Toker, 16/05/2014 16:01
New York Joins 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2013 02:19