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Lag Ba'Omer: The secrets of the bonfire

Judy Simon delves into Lag Ba'Omer and the bonfires. Gather round, Secrets revealed.

Lag Ba'Omer: The secrets of the bonfire

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

The rise of anti-Semitism and the curse of Exile.

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

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.

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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

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.

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

Extreme heat wave towards end of week

On Lag Ba'omer, bonfire holiday, temperatures expected to hit 104F prompt general bonfire ban.

Extreme heat wave towards end of week

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.

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

Pilgrimage to Tunisia synagogue ends without incident

About 3,000 people took part in annual Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba synagogue on island of Djerba.

Pilgrimage to Tunisia synagogue ends without incident

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.

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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.

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

Meet the teacher of Mystical Torah

Why do we celebrate Lag B'Omer if it's the anniversary of Rabbi Shimon's death?

Meet the teacher of Mystical Torah

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.

Worshippers flock to Tunisia synagogue for Lag Ba'Omer

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?

How Rabbi Akiva changed the world

Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

Rabbi David Stav: Even Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai would prefer that we act in a responsible and safe manner.

Tzohar: Safety supersedes traditional bonfires

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.

3 arrested for burning Israeli flag on Lag Ba'Omer

Watch: Lag Baomer festivities in Meron

Watch this year's Lag Baomer celebrations, held at the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

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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.

Tens of thousands spent Shabbat in Meron

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.

Finance Minister works to aid Meron visitors

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.

Beit Shemesh residents honor terror victim on Lag Ba’omer

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

Watch: Lag Ba'Omer celebration shows Jewish unity

Jewish Americans say Meron bonfire is the "craziest" they've ever seen.

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Introducing: Yeshivas Ohr Rashbi

With Lag Ba'Omer almost upon us, we invite you to be a vital part of an amazing project.

Introducing: Yeshivas Ohr Rashbi

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.

Watch: Netanyahu makes surprise visit at Lag Ba'Omer bonfireplayer

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.

Watch: Masses flock to Meron for Lag Ba'Omer Hilulaplayer

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.

Uproar over men-only road to Meron

Chabad creates colorful children's Bible

Children across Israel to receive copies at Lag Ba'Omer festivities.

Chabad creates colorful children's Bible

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

Tunisian Official Denies Terror Threats

"There are no threats" against Israelis or Jews, insists Tunisian official after Israel issues a travel warning.

Tunisian Official Denies Terror Threats Against Jews

Jews Warned of Terror Attack Plots in Tunisia

Counter-Terrorism Bureau issues warning that Jews should not visit Tunisia over concrete info regarding Lag Ba'Omer terror plot.

Terror Alert: Jews Warned of 'Concrete' Attack Plot in Tunisia

Muslim Terrorists Stab Jewish Man in Tunisia

Gabriel Ozen, 38, saved by local shop owners. But the terrorist is freed after just one hour - and threats of a Muslim riot.

Muslim Terrorists Stab Jewish Man in Tunisia

An 'Upsherin' for the Son of an SLA Soldier

David, 3, undergoes ritual hair-cutting ceremony in Meron - in culmination of a family's rescue from abuse.

An 'Upsherin' for the Son of an Lebanese Soldier

Haaretz 'Fabricated' Story About 'Settler Attack'

Leftist publication called out by Arutz Sheva blogger, after reporting on Lag Ba'omer 'assault' which never happened.

Haaretz 'Fabricated' Story About 'Settler Attack' in Hevron

Watch Arutz Sheva's Lag Ba'omer Video Broadcast

Arutz Sheva gives you coverage and interviews from the Tomb of Rashbi in Meron and the Tomb of Shimon Hatzadik in Jerusalem.

Watch Arutz Sheva's Lag Ba'omer Video Broadcastplayer

Meron: 300 People Treated by MDA

Medical teams still stationed in Meron to treat additional injuries after hundreds treated at crowded bonfire site.

Over 300 People Treated for Medical Injuries in Meron

In Pictures: Celebrating Lag Ba'omer in Meron

Festivities kick off in the northern Israeli city of Meron as pilgrims flock to the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

In Pictures: Celebrating Lag Ba'omer in Meron

Lag Ba'Omer at the Tomb of Shimon Hatzaddik

Lag Ba'omer celebrations took place in Jerusalem at the tomb of Shimon the Righteous.

In Pictures: Lag Ba'Omer at the Tomb of Shimon Hatzaddik

Thousands on Their Way to Meron for Lag Ba'omer

The annual festivities at the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in the north are ready to kick off, as police and medics prepare.

Thousands on Their Way to Meron for Lag Ba'omer

Lag Ba'Omer Pilgrims to Visit Ancient Tunisia Shul

Lag Ba'omer pilgrims to visit Ghriba synagogue on island of Djerba, amid controversy over Israeli visas.

Tight Security for Jewish Pilgrims at Ancient Tunisian Synagogue

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

MDA Releases Safety Guidelines Before Lag Ba'omer

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

MDA Releases Safety Guidelines Ahead of Lag Ba'omer