Lag B'Omer

News for Lag B'Omer

Watch: Lag Ba'Omer in Djerba

Watch: Lag Ba'Omer in Djerba

Jewish community in Tunisia celebrates Lag Ba'Omer with a special prayer in the Djerba synagogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2021 04:36
Lag Ba'Omer & the hidden Torah of the Hebrew mission

Lag Ba'Omer & the hidden Torah of the Hebrew mission

How does the Jewish people's national story help human history attain its goal?Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen, 30/04/2021 04:07
'We all pray for the healing of the victims'

'We all pray for the healing of the victims'

Israeli leaders respond to the tragedy during Lag Ba’Omer celebrations in Meron, in which 50 people were injured.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2021 02:16
Arabs and Jews celebrate Lag Ba'Omer, Ramadan together in Dubai

Arabs and Jews celebrate Lag Ba'Omer, Ramadan together in Dubai

Arabs from the United Arab Emirates and Israeli Jews celebrated Ramadan and Lag Ba'Omer together at a special ceremony in DubaiArutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 22:01
Man in critical condition after collapsing at Meron

Man in critical condition after collapsing at Meron

Man in his 60s collapses at Rashbi's grave in Meron ahead of Lag B'Omer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 19:49
Hundreds of thousands at Meron for Lag Ba'omer

Hundreds of thousands at Meron for Lag Ba'omer

Clashes between visitors to Meron and security forces ahead of mass Lag Ba'omer celebrations; two are arrested.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 19:42
Watch: Gulf state ambassadors join Jewish communities for historic event

Watch: Gulf state ambassadors join Jewish communities for historic event

Ambassadors from three countries hold first joint Lag Ba'omer/ Iftar celebration with Jewish communities in the Gulf.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 19:00
Rabbi Edelstein: 'We do not travel to Meron'

Rabbi Edelstein: 'We do not travel to Meron'

Leading Lithuanian-haredi rabbi calls on followers not to travel to Meron on Lag Ba'omer. 'We do not travel; we sit and learn.'Ben Shaul, 28/04/2021 16:19
Rabbi David Lau urges: Come to Meron early, leave for home early

Rabbi David Lau urges: Come to Meron early, leave for home early

Rabbi David Lau, Chief Rabbi of Israel, calls on public to leave Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's gravesite early on Friday.Hezki Baruch, 28/04/2021 11:47
Rabbi Akiva and Lag Ba'Omer

Rabbi Akiva and Lag Ba'Omer

Who were the students of Rabbi Akiva that we should mourn their deaths so many centuries later?Yeshiva.co, 27/04/2021 18:22
Rabbinic council: 'Traveling to Meron? Not on Friday'

Rabbinic council: 'Traveling to Meron? Not on Friday'

Rabbinic council calls on Lag Ba'omer pilgrims to arrive in Meron Thursday evening, leave early Friday morning, to avoid Shabbat descration.Ben Shaul, 27/04/2021 14:37
R. Yehuda Bar Elai's celebrations return after more than a year

R. Yehuda Bar Elai's celebrations return after more than a year

Staff at the holy site commemorating R. Yehuda Bar Elai are preparing to broadcast his memorial celebration to Jews around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 21:59
Dep. Min. Meir Porush: 'I have no complaints against Bezalel Smotrich'

Dep. Min. Meir Porush: 'I have no complaints against Bezalel Smotrich'

Dep. Ed. Min. Porush says Religious Zionism made 'a commitment to voters' not to join Arab-supported gov't. 'I have no complaints.'Ben Shaul, 22/04/2021 16:54
Ahead of Lag Ba'omer, PM Netanyahu meets haredi MKs

Ahead of Lag Ba'omer, PM Netanyahu meets haredi MKs

Police have not yet been issued updates on restrictions on gatherings in Meron over Lag Ba'omer, UTJ MKs say.Ben Shaul, 20/04/2021 14:46
United Hatzalah completes emergency preparations for Lag Ba'omer

United Hatzalah completes emergency preparations for Lag Ba'omer

United Hatzalah completes preparations for safeguarding Lag Ba'omer event at Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/04/2021 11:13
Min. Aryeh Deri: 'No limits on Lag Ba'omer pilgrimage to Meron'

Min. Aryeh Deri: 'No limits on Lag Ba'omer pilgrimage to Meron'

'Infection rates are low, no reason to limit number of people in an open area,' Interior Min. Deri says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/04/2021 00:34
A virtual tour in heritage sites for American students

A virtual tour in heritage sites for American students

Live broadcast offering virtual tour of Israel's historic sites 'meant the world' to quarantined students, Manhattan teacher says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2020 13:12
Hundreds of extremists break into Meron after Lag B'Omer

Hundreds of extremists break into Meron after Lag B'Omer

Extremists wait for police presence at Rashbi's tomb to begin to be reduced to break into holy site at end of Lag B'Omer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2020 19:33
Drone show over the skies of Ramat Gan

Drone show over the skies of Ramat Gan

36 drones create shapes over the city of Ramat Gan in honor of the holiday of Lag B'Omer.Orli Harari, 12/05/2020 04:56
Large crowds gather at bonfires in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh contrary to guidelines

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.Ido Ben Porat, 12/05/2020 00:44
Free Prayers in Meron through Yad L'Achim on Lag B'Omer

Free Prayers in Meron through Yad L'Achim on Lag B'Omer

Have your names submitted for tefillah in Meron on the holy day of Lag B’Omer.Communicated Content, 12/05/2020 00:05
MDA forces deployed in Meron for Lag B'Omer

MDA forces deployed in Meron for Lag B'Omer

Magen David Adom teams will arrive with two buses, ambulances, intensive care vehicles, command vehicles and other emergency vehicles.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2020 17:16
MK Eichler to Gafni: Those who do not value Meron should not preach morality

MK Eichler to Gafni: Those who do not value Meron should not preach morality

UTJ MK criticizes fellow party member for calling for MKs not to visit Meron on Lag B'Omer this year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2020 16:27
Fines, checkpoints and arrests on road to Meron

Fines, checkpoints and arrests on road to Meron

2,000 police officers deployed to prevent mass Lag B'Omer gathering at Meron amid coronavirus concerns. Only 3 bonfires to be allowed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/05/2020 10:25
Jerusalem preschools to open on Lag Ba'omer

Jerusalem preschools to open on Lag Ba'omer

Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch calls on government to decide whether preschools should open on Lag Ba'omer, says parent pressure is 'wrong.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/05/2020 14:42
Meron residents ask government to permit Lag Ba'omer rentals

Meron residents ask government to permit Lag Ba'omer rentals

Residents of northern town where Lag Ba'omer celebrations are traditionally held ask government to cancel COVID-19 restrictions on rentals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/05/2020 14:18
Government approves restrictions for Lag B'Omer

Government approves restrictions for Lag B'Omer

The lighting of bonfires will be prohibited from tomorrow until after Lag B'Omer. Renting out guest houses will be prohibited at Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2020 21:58
Can't Make It To Meron This Year? Send Alei Siach your names

Can't Make It To Meron This Year? Send Alei Siach your names

Every year thousands come from all over the world to Meron. This year however is different. Alei Siach will pray on your behalfSponsored by Alei Siach, 05/05/2020 22:04
Government considering full closure on Lag B'Omer

Government considering full closure on Lag B'Omer

National Security Council recommends full closure on Lag B'Omer holiday to prevent coronavirus outbreak during festivities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2020 19:31
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
Lag B'Omer and the holiday's mystical secrets

Lag B'Omer and the holiday's mystical secrets

The Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer celebrates Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. He revealed the Zohar - the book of Kabbalah - during Roman times.i24News, 23/05/2019 13:44
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
5-year-old hospitalized with wooden board attached to his hand

5-year-old hospitalized with wooden board attached to his hand

Rusty nail attaches wooden board to boy's hand during collection for Lag BaOmer bonfire.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2019 12:11
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu warns Rabbi Berland

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu warns Rabbi Berland

Tzfat Chief Rabbi says lighting of bonfire on Mt. Meron by rabbi convicted of sexual assault an "abomination."Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2018 20:51
Live: Lag B'Omer celebrations in Meron

Live: Lag B'Omer celebrations in Meron

Tens of thousands celebrate Jewish holiday near tomb of Tannaic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, 02/05/2018 19:19
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
'Rabbi Berland is a cult leader'

'Rabbi Berland is a cult leader'

Police, NGO, trying to ban Rabbi Eliezer Berland from lighiting bonfire on Lag Baomer at Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's tomb in Meron.Tzvi Lev, 26/04/2018 21:51
Netanyahu: Hanging effigies of soldiers is abominable

Netanyahu: Hanging effigies of soldiers is abominable

Israeli PM speaks about haredi extremists burning effigy of IDF soldier, asks public to take precautions against global cyber attack.Nitsan Keidar, 14/05/2017 12:49
A lifesaver on the trip home from Meron

A lifesaver on the trip home from Meron

Travelers returning from Meron find refreshments, road safety instruction, and a friendly staff of policemen and volunteers.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 14/05/2017 12:24
Parents protest Lag Baomer vacation change

Parents protest Lag Baomer vacation change

Parents cancel school, petition High Court in protest of Sunday's Lag Baomer vacation being moved to Monday.Chana Roberts, 14/05/2017 08:23
WATCH: Lag Baomer celebrations or anti-IDF incitement?

WATCH: Lag Baomer celebrations or anti-IDF incitement?

Haredi extremists burn effigy of IDF soldier while their friends look on and cheer.Haim Lev, 14/05/2017 08:06
Lag Baomer in Tunisia: Festive mood and tight security

Lag Baomer in Tunisia: Festive mood and tight security

Despite terror warnings, Jews from Israel and around the world arrive in Tunisia to celebrate the holiday and feel 'at home.'AFP, 13/05/2017 21:35
'Cancelling schoolbuses endangers children'

'Cancelling schoolbuses endangers children'

Head of Local Authorities Council Haim Bibas criticizes decision to divert school-buses to Meron for Lag Ba'Omer events.Yoel Domb, 10/05/2017 18:45
600 Missing buses threaten  to jam up Lag BaOmer in Meron

600 Missing buses threaten to jam up Lag BaOmer in Meron

It's complicated, but because of the official intention to "keep the Sabbath holy," buses will be in short supply on Sunday.Hillel Fendel, 09/05/2017 20:27
Terror warning for Djerba Lag B'Omer celebration

Terror warning for Djerba Lag B'Omer celebration

Counterterrorism Bureau sharpens current travel warning for Tunisia following terrorist motivation increase to attack Jews.Mordechai Sones, 03/05/2017 11:34
'Haredim are not disciplined, they do what they want'

'Haredim are not disciplined, they do what they want'

Northern police rabbi says haredi community can't have it both ways, haredi community forces police to desecrate Shabbat against their will.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2017 10:47
Thousands visit Shimon Hatzadik, restore Jerusalem

Thousands visit Shimon Hatzadik, restore Jerusalem

Ever-growing numbers visit once Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem in a Lag B'Omer tradition to rival Meron.Hezki Baruch, 26/05/2016 22:19
Authorities blame haredi community for J'lem fires

Authorities blame haredi community for J'lem fires

Jerusalem Fire Deputy Chief accuses haredim of not taking proper precautions: ‘They like huge bonfires but do not listen.’Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/05/2016 20:21
'Donate first haircut to child cancer patients'

'Donate first haircut to child cancer patients'

Organization calls on public not to let halake haircut of 3-year-olds go to waste, while helping cancer patient kids celebrate Lag B'Omer.Chaim Lev, 26/05/2016 18:51
Tzfat Chief Rabbi: 'Next step is Temple Mount'

Tzfat Chief Rabbi: 'Next step is Temple Mount'

Rabbi Eliyahu reveals growing spiritual awakening seen in Lag B'Omer festivities, next stage is 'going up to the Mount, nothing less.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2016 11:24
For Lag Ba'Omer: Sfirat Haomer, time of delight and despair

For Lag Ba'Omer: Sfirat Haomer, time of delight and despair

The period has its roots in the Torah, seems to be connected to Temple sacrifice, to the Temple destruction and to preparation for Mount Sinai - so what is the right attitude to it? The deaths of Rabbi Akiva's students may provide the answer. Rabbi Dr. Chaim E. Schertz, 23/05/2016 07:46
Rising above the pitfalls of Lag B'Omer

Rising above the pitfalls of Lag B'Omer

Rabbi warns parents how to ensure that their children will avoid the traps of a night alone at the bonfire, and connect to the spiritual.Rafael Levi, 21/05/2016 21:25
Israel warns against travel to Tunisia

Israel warns against travel to Tunisia

Jihadist threat too high to risk making annual Lag B'Omer trip to ancient Jewish community, Israeli government says.Tova Dvorin, 09/05/2016 15:01
The Different Meanings of Lag B'Omer

The Different Meanings of Lag B'Omer

Find out the connection of the different meanings of Lag B'Omer to the segments of the Jewish world.Phil Chernofsky, 08/05/2015 03:43
Watch: The Spiritual 'Baton' From Moses to Rashbi

Watch: The Spiritual 'Baton' From Moses to Rashbi

Rabbi Lazer Brody explains who Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai - whose grave in Meron is visited by masses on Lag B'Omer - really was.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 08/05/2015 01:16
Watch: Learning to Love on Lag B'Omer

Watch: Learning to Love on Lag B'Omer

Chabad Rabbi Ze'ev Slavin relates how the holiday provides a chance to teach what true unity and love of your fellow man are all about.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 07/05/2015 22:54