Lag Ba'Omer

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Who was Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai whose grave is in Meron?

Who was Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai whose grave is in Meron?

What made Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's grave the pilgrimage site for hundreds of thousands on Lag Ba'Omer?Barry Shaw, 01/05/2021 22:52
'One of Israel's worst disasters. People were crushed to death'

'One of Israel's worst disasters. People were crushed to death'

Dov Maisel, Director of Operations at United Hatzalah, on Meron tragedy: One of Israel’s worst disasters, I have no words.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2021 03:11
Documentation of disaster in Meron

Documentation of disaster in Meron

Watch: Moment of tragedy during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2021 02:48
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
The spirit of Israel is the spirit of Rabbi Akiva and Rashbi

The spirit of Israel is the spirit of Rabbi Akiva and Rashbi

Oz Torah: The paradoxes of Lag Ba'Omer, the story of a Jewish Pope and the Torah's view of cosmetic surgery.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 28/04/2021 22:30
Participate in the Hillullah of the Rashbi

Participate in the Hillullah of the Rashbi

And anyone who was there . . . his soul and his entire being were enthralled in the experience and yearn to once again see this great sight.Sponsored Content, 28/04/2021 20:37
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
Lag Ba'Omer 5781

Lag Ba'Omer 5781

This semi-holiday is utterly unique in the calendar of the Jewish people.because it commemmorates a passive event.Rabbi Berel Wein, 28/04/2021 15:59
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
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
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
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai - The special power to look deeply inside yourself

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai - The special power to look deeply inside yourself

The power of Rashbi to see the pure essence of any Jewish soul is probably the main reason that millions of Jews visit his grave every yearRabbi Shlomo Sobol , 12/05/2020 11:50
Secret of the Zohar

Secret of the Zohar

Author Tzvi Fishman insists Torah learning is greatest light there is and offers his new book, Secret of the Zohar, as a free download.Mordechai Sones, 11/05/2020 20:09
Lag Ba'Omer festivities in Meron commence

Lag Ba'Omer festivities in Meron commence

Lag Ba'omer events take place this year subject to Health Ministry directives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2020 18:20
Watch: Police block roads to Meron

Watch: Police block roads to Meron

Police begin extensive enforcement operation to prevent banned gathering at Rashbi tomb in Meron during pandemic.Mordechai Sones, 11/05/2020 18:10
Religious Zionism completes bonfire preparations

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.Yoni Kempinski, 11/05/2020 16:11
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
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
MDA preparing for this year's limited Lag BaOmer events at Meron

MDA preparing for this year's limited Lag BaOmer events at Meron

Amid coronavirus pandemic, medical teams preparing for scaled-down festivities at Meron in northern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2020 15:16
Watch: Lag Ba'omer celebrations at Beit El yeshiva

Watch: Lag Ba'omer celebrations at Beit El yeshiva

Yeshiva Head Rabbi Zalman Melamed opens celebrations with traditional torch-lighting, after which students and locals commence dancing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/05/2019 08:23
Lag Ba'Omer: The secrets of the bonfire

Lag Ba'Omer: The secrets of the bonfire

Judy Simon delves into Lag Ba'Omer and the bonfires. Gather round, Secrets revealed.Judy Simon, 23/05/2019 01:20
Lag Ba’omer vs. Eurovision: The blessings and the curses

Lag Ba’omer vs. Eurovision: The blessings and the curses

The rise of anti-Semitism and the curse of Exile.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitschak Reuven, 22/05/2019 20:29
Watch: Lag Ba'omer celebrations in Meron

Watch: Lag Ba'omer celebrations in Meron

Tens of thousands arrive at burial place of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai for Lag Ba'omer torch-lighting and celebration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/05/2019 19:33
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
Chief rabbis: 'Reduce the number of Lag Ba'omer bonfires'

Chief rabbis: 'Reduce the number of Lag Ba'omer bonfires'

'Obey the instructions of rescue forces and avoid lighting fires in dangerous places,' chief rabbis say, ahead of expected heat wave.Hezki Baruch, 21/05/2019 13:46
Extreme heat wave towards end of week

Extreme heat wave towards end of week

On Lag Ba'omer, bonfire holiday, temperatures expected to hit 104F prompt general bonfire ban.Chana Roberts, 21/05/2019 12:29
Lag Ba'Omer and  weddings

Lag Ba'Omer and weddings

There are differences of customs among the different communities. Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 20/05/2019 23:34
Will the Fire and Rescue Authority ban all Lag Ba'omer bonfires?

Will the Fire and Rescue Authority ban all Lag Ba'omer bonfires?

Heat wave may force Fire and Rescue Authority to ban all bonfires, due to the risk of flames spreading out of control.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/05/2019 13:51
Just like any other country...

Just like any other country...

The US does incorporates its founding majority religion into the state and so do we - our own way. This week's article in the Thank G-d for Israel series. David Ben Horin, 07/05/2018 17:23
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu got it right on sexual abuse

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu got it right on sexual abuse

It would have been a travesty of Jewish ethics had convicted predator "Rabbi" Eliezer Berland been able to make a grand entrance to the Meron Lag Ba'Omer festivities. Tzvi Lev, 04/05/2018 12:24
Pilgrimage to Tunisia synagogue ends without incident

Pilgrimage to Tunisia synagogue ends without incident

About 3,000 people took part in annual Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on island of Djerba.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2018 04:04
Watch: Lag Ba'omer celebrations continue in Meron

Watch: Lag Ba'omer celebrations continue in Meron

Hundreds of thousands celebrate at the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, as Lag Ba'omer festivities continue this morning.Yoni Kempinski, Meron, 03/05/2018 11:01
Up to 30 injured in Stamford Hill Lag Ba'omer explosion

Up to 30 injured in Stamford Hill Lag Ba'omer explosion

Multiple people treated following explosion as bonfire lit for Lag Ba'omer celebrations in London Hasidic community.Tal Polon, 03/05/2018 09:18
Meet the teacher of Mystical Torah

Meet the teacher of Mystical Torah

Why do we celebrate Lag B'Omer if it's the anniversary of Rabbi Shimon's death?Judy Simon, 03/05/2018 05:15
Worshippers flock to Tunisia synagogue for Lag Ba'Omer

Worshippers flock to Tunisia synagogue for Lag Ba'Omer

Thousands of pilgrims celebrate Lag Ba'Omer at the Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2018 04:15
How Rabbi Akiva changed the world

How Rabbi Akiva changed the world

When do we know a sign is from above? Is there a time to heed signs or could the challenge possibly be to ignore them?The Land Of Israel Network, 03/05/2018 03:15
Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

Rabbi David Stav: Even Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai would prefer that we act in a responsible and safe manner.Yoni Kempinski, 02/05/2018 14:01
Lag Ba'Omer: The unusual holiday

Lag Ba'Omer: The unusual holiday

Insights into different aspects of Jewish heritage.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 01/05/2018 12:45
The fire and bow of Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai

The fire and bow of Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai

The fire stays lit and the arrows fly true in the hearts of Jewish soldiers and Torah scholars. Former MK Yaakov Katz, 22/05/2017 23:34
3 arrested for burning Israeli flag on Lag Ba'Omer

3 arrested for burning Israeli flag on Lag Ba'Omer

Adult and 2 teenagers arrested for burning Israeli flag on Lag Ba'Omer. Police seek suspects in burning of effigies of soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2017 17:21
Watch: Lag Baomer festivities in Meron

Watch: Lag Baomer festivities in Meron

Watch this year's Lag Baomer celebrations, held at the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/05/2017 00:46
Tens of thousands spent Shabbat in Meron

Tens of thousands spent Shabbat in Meron

50,000 people spend Shabbat prior to Lag Baomer in tents in Meron, Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah prepare for any possible emergency.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2017 21:20
Finance Minister works to aid Meron visitors

Finance Minister works to aid Meron visitors

Finance Minister says Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's gravesite 'close to his heart,' promises to do everything he can to aid site's visitors.Michal Levi, 25/03/2017 23:43
Residents honor terror victim on Lag Ba’omer

Residents honor terror victim on Lag Ba’omer

In addition to traditional commemoration of Rashbi, Ramat Beit Shemesh residents honor terror victim Rabbi Yeshiyahu Krishevsky.Shoshana Miskin, 26/05/2016 19:31
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
Watch: Lag Ba'Omer celebration shows Jewish unity

Watch: Lag Ba'Omer celebration shows Jewish unity

Jewish Americans say Meron bonfire is the "craziest" they've ever seen.Eliran Aharon, 26/05/2016 05:42
Introducing: Yeshivas Ohr Rashbi

Introducing: Yeshivas Ohr Rashbi

With Lag Ba'Omer almost upon us, we invite you to be a vital part of an amazing project.Arutz Sheva staff, 25/05/2016 22:13
PM makes surprise visit at Lag Ba'Omer bonfire

PM makes surprise visit at Lag Ba'Omer bonfire

Prime Minister surprises residents of Kiryat HaYovel neighborhood in capital, joining them ahead of Lag Ba'Omer Thursday night.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2016 20:56
Watch: Masses at Meron for Lag Ba'Omer Hilula

Watch: Masses at Meron for Lag Ba'Omer Hilula

Traditional bonfire celebration run by Boyan hassidic sect draws hundreds of thousands. Arutz Sheva is at the scene.Arutz Sheva staff, 25/05/2016 20:03
Uproar over men-only road to Meron

Uproar over men-only road to Meron

Lag Ba'Omer 'Hilula' celebration has two roads - one for men and one for women - despite anti-segregation laws.Tova Dvorin, 25/05/2016 17:17
Chabad creates colorful children's Bible

Chabad creates colorful children's Bible

Children across Israel to receive copies at Lag Ba'Omer festivities.Arutz Sheva staff, 25/05/2016 16:08