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Pope Francis mourns Meron victims

Pope Francis mourns Meron victims

Pope Francis expresses his “closeness” to the people of Israel in the wake of the deadly Lag b’Omer catastrophe at Mount Meron.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 03/05/2021 14:41
MK Moshe Gafni: 'The real question is why the government did nothing until now'

MK Moshe Gafni: 'The real question is why the government did nothing until now'

"There was no way so many people could converge on such a small place without a tragedy occurring."Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 16:08
Flags lowered to half-mast on day of mourning

Flags lowered to half-mast on day of mourning

Knesset, President's Residence lower flags to half-mast in mourning for 45 who perished at Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 10:10
Female soldiers attacked while helping Meron victims

Female soldiers attacked while helping Meron victims

Soldiers continue to evacuate wounded despite verbal, physical abuse at site where 45 died on Mt. Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 09:16
Haredi journalist warned of danger - and is beating his chest in regret

Haredi journalist warned of danger - and is beating his chest in regret

Aryeh Ehrlich tweeted in 2018 about the dangerous bottleneck in Meron - and now blames himself for not doing more to prevent tragedy.Michal Levi, 02/05/2021 01:06
Meron: Condolences from around the world

Meron: Condolences from around the world

The world's embassies send their thoughts and prayers to the people injured in Meron.Shlomo Witty, 30/04/2021 11:40
Meron tragedy aftermath: Coping with trauma

Meron tragedy aftermath: Coping with trauma

When, G-d forbid,disaster strikes, in addition to prayer, mourning and shock, there are coping strategies. Op-ed.Avi Tenenbaum, 30/04/2021 07:44
44 people killed in huge crowd crush during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Meron

44 people killed in huge crowd crush during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Meron

At least 44 killed, dozens more injured in mass crowd crush during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations in Meron.Elad Benari, 30/04/2021 06:59
Police spokesperson: Incident is under investigation

Police spokesperson: Incident is under investigation

Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai arrives at Meron following mass stampede, police launch investigation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/04/2021 04:22
'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
'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
Watch: Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu at Meron gathering

Watch: Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu at Meron gathering

Tzfat Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu speaks at mass gathering in Meron for Lag Ba'Omer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/04/2021 22:56
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
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
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 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
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
Inspectors attacked at Har Meron nature reserve

Inspectors attacked at Har Meron nature reserve

Officials posting court orders on illegal structures built on nature reserve attacked, pelted with stones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2020 18:56
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
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
Religious Services Minister Yitzchak Vaknin calls Meron police operation 'excessive'

Religious Services Minister Yitzchak Vaknin calls Meron police operation 'excessive'

Minister Vaknin tells Arutz Sheva of grief and pain due to diminished Rashbi hilula celebration, criticizing police handling of incident.Hezki Baruch - Meron, 11/05/2020 21:40
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Prayer for Coronavirus victims at Rashbi's Tomb

Prayer for Coronavirus victims at Rashbi's Tomb

Prayer held at tomb of Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron., 09/03/2020 16:24
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
Meron: Ancient synagogue vandalized

Meron: Ancient synagogue vandalized

Vandals spray-paint red warnings on wall of 2,000-year-old synagogue near tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2019 13:00
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
Rabbi Eliyahu says to 'keep away from Berland like fire'

Rabbi Eliyahu says to 'keep away from Berland like fire'

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu explains why he banned convicted sexual offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland from attending Lag Baomer celebration in Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2018 15:21
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
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
Great-grandson of Gerrer Rebbe killed in traffic accident

Great-grandson of Gerrer Rebbe killed in traffic accident

1 killed, six injured when car carrying haredi students overturns on way back from Meron.Gary Willig, 13/04/2018 10:03
'Tourism and holiness do not go hand in hand'

'Tourism and holiness do not go hand in hand'

Members of Knesset Internal Affairs Committee visit Meron, say Zohar author's tomb has 'fallen between the cracks.'Haim Lev, 31/07/2017 11:26
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
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
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
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
'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
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
'Worshipers were threatened with stabbing'

'Worshipers were threatened with stabbing'

In letter, MK Eliezer Moses describes intolerable violent atmosphere caused by bands of thugs at site of Rabbi's grave in Meron.Haim Lev, 29/07/2016 07:54
Coming soon: Train line to Meron

Coming soon: Train line to Meron

New train will provide travelers an alternative route to popular pilgrimage site.David Rosenberg, 19/07/2016 16:36
Prayer campaign to help Sara Netanyahu

Prayer campaign to help Sara Netanyahu

Likud activist Lior Harari initiates prayer campaign to support Prime Minister's wife "as she is attacked in the media."Michal Levy, 08/07/2016 10:13
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
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
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
170 Treated at Meron Lag B'Omer Celebration

170 Treated at Meron Lag B'Omer Celebration

MDA says hundreds were hurt or dehydrated in massive crowds and bonfires, both at Meron and nationwide.Ari Yashar, 07/05/2015 20:43