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Rethinking Meron

Rethinking Meron

Mt. Meron is a national landmark and magnet for visitors from across the world, so the government must treat it as such.Op-edShalom Wasserteil, 13/05/2021 00:06
GOOSEBUMPS: Man Makes Final Promise To Brother Killed In Meron

GOOSEBUMPS: Man Makes Final Promise To Brother Killed In Meron

Little did Yisroel know at the time that that phone call was his brother’s final goodbye to himSponsored Content, 11/05/2021 13:56
In Meron, the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai closes to visitors

In Meron, the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai closes to visitors

Gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai temporarily closes to visitors following Fire and Rescue Service's refusal to approve event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2021 11:26
Rabbi Kanievsky reassures those traumatized by 'survivor guilt'

Rabbi Kanievsky reassures those traumatized by 'survivor guilt'

Rabbi reassures those who unintentionally trampled others in Meron tragedy that they were not to blame.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2021 23:25
Meron Survivor Says Man Who Saved Him Showcased Superhuman Powers

Meron Survivor Says Man Who Saved Him Showcased Superhuman Powers

A visitor to the shiva house had a chilling story to tell.Vaad HaRabbanim, 09/05/2021 14:03
Sefer Torah in memory of the victims of Meron disaster

Sefer Torah in memory of the victims of Meron disaster

The entire Jewish people should come together in dedicating a Torah scroll in the memory of the 45 holy souls who perished in Meron.Sponsored Content, 09/05/2021 12:50
After Shabbat in Meron: Songs and prayers

After Shabbat in Meron: Songs and prayers

Yesha Council Director Yigal Dilmoni arrives in Meron, meets masses who continue to honor through prayer casualties of tragedy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2021 07:45
Secular Israeli couple donate NIS 1 million to victims of Meron disaster

Secular Israeli couple donate NIS 1 million to victims of Meron disaster

Upon learning that many of the families affected already struggled financially, Marius & Inbar Nacht decided to give NIS 18,000 to each one.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2021 13:12
Senator Chuck Schumer makes shivah call to family of Meron disaster victim

Senator Chuck Schumer makes shivah call to family of Meron disaster victim

Schumer made unannounced visit to family of Pinchos Menachem Knoblowitz, who was 22 years old.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2021 12:53
Torah values saw Yeshiva U through 'year of enormous challenges'

Torah values saw Yeshiva U through 'year of enormous challenges'

YU has felt the pain of loss from the pandemic and the recent Meron disaster.Yoni Kempinski, 07/05/2021 01:38
Belzer Rebbe calls for Jews to unite in wake of tragedy

Belzer Rebbe calls for Jews to unite in wake of tragedy

Every tragic event has just one reason behind it: to awaken us and inspire us to correct our ways.Ben Shaul, 06/05/2021 14:25
Forensic Institute head: 'The bodies should have been brought immediately'

Forensic Institute head: 'The bodies should have been brought immediately'

'At least four cases where people were identified by photo, but when they saw the body realized it was a mistake,' Dr. Chen Kugel says.Michal Levi, 06/05/2021 14:05
Veteran journalist Yaron London's response to Meron disaster: 'I told you so!'

Veteran journalist Yaron London's response to Meron disaster: 'I told you so!'

"To me, they're like victims of a tsunami in Java, because haredim are not members of the same people."Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 13:11
Minister Amir Ohana: 'If your conscience is clear, there's no reason to resign'

Minister Amir Ohana: 'If your conscience is clear, there's no reason to resign'

'Responsibility means doing everything so that such events will not occur again,' Public Security Min. Ohana says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 10:06
'I see their faces before my eyes, they never leave me'

'I see their faces before my eyes, they never leave me'

Dozens of United Hatzalah volunteers return to Meron to attempt to process their traumatic experiences. 'I still wonder if I did enough.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 08:57
A preliminary transfer was made to the families sitting shivah after the Meron tragedy.

A preliminary transfer was made to the families sitting shivah after the Meron tragedy.

Over a million dollars have already been donated to families by Kupat Ha'irSponsored Content, 06/05/2021 08:48
The "why" of Meron

The "why" of Meron

it would be fulfilling to know why that awful tragedy took place, why bad things happen to good people.. Op-ed.Larry Gordon, 05/05/2021 16:41
After Meron, rescue team trains with IDF for mass casualty event

After Meron, rescue team trains with IDF for mass casualty event

Days after Meron catastrophe, United Hatzalah and IDF hold mass casualty training event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 15:10
Avigdor took son & friend to Meron, both were killed

Avigdor took son & friend to Meron, both were killed

As it became clear that the crowd was getting out of control, Hayut made the decision to head out, to keep the boys safe.sponsered content, 05/05/2021 14:20
'Meron tragedy has mental health impact across the globe'

'Meron tragedy has mental health impact across the globe'

Following Meron Tragedy, signs emerge of mental health impact in communities around the world, group warns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 13:12
Probe of Meron incident finds: Ambulances blocked from entering

Probe of Meron incident finds: Ambulances blocked from entering

Ministry of Health's investigation into Meron disaster finds failures and problems in how injured were cared for.Ben Ariel, 05/05/2021 04:58
Argentina mourns 21-year-old son of Buenos Aires rabbi who died in Meron disaster

Argentina mourns 21-year-old son of Buenos Aires rabbi who died in Meron disaster

21-year-old yeshiva student from Argentina among the 45 people to die in the Lag Ba'Omer disaster in Meron.JTA, 04/05/2021 21:41
Meron tragedy is a shared trauma for Jews worldwide

Meron tragedy is a shared trauma for Jews worldwide

Rabbi Avi Berman, Executive Director of OU Israel, speaks to Arutz Sheva about the need to listen to those affected by the tragic event.Yoni Kempinski, 04/05/2021 19:14
Meron Disaster: Grief can't be replaced by money, compensation can help

Meron Disaster: Grief can't be replaced by money, compensation can help

In the wake of the Meron disaster, Posner explains why compensation can assist victims with rebuilding their lives.Yoni Kempinski, 04/05/2021 14:17
What did Rabbi Kanievsky give as the reason for the Meron disaster?

What did Rabbi Kanievsky give as the reason for the Meron disaster?

Son of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky asks his father why Meron disaster occurred, what Jews need to improve in. This is Rabbi Kanievsky's response.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 13:23
Tragedies and humanity

Tragedies and humanity

Tragedies occur on a regular basis in all human societies, and they have done so since the beginning of recorded human history. Op-ed.Rabbi Berel Wein, 04/05/2021 12:21
Dimona holds gathering of unity and support after Meron tragedy

Dimona holds gathering of unity and support after Meron tragedy

Dimona residents hold gathering of support and unity. City rabbi: 'Our sin is that only after a tragedy do we reach unity.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 04/05/2021 09:57
Heartwarming meeting between Meron victim and the officer who saved him

Heartwarming meeting between Meron victim and the officer who saved him

Avidgor Hayut, who lost his son at Meron and nearly died himself, meets the police officer who saved his life.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 08:49
Rabbi Haim Amsalem: Create a committee to investigate Meron disaster

Rabbi Haim Amsalem: Create a committee to investigate Meron disaster

'Sometimes it seems haredi ministers and MKs are just salespeople and businessmen,' Rabbi Haim Amsalem, prominent Sephardic rabbi, says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 22:42
Police: Warnings of Meron disaster went unheeded

Police: Warnings of Meron disaster went unheeded

Police report says it warned of a number of potential dangers, including in the stage that collapsed, but recommendations fell on deaf ears.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 21:36
Haredi man on officer who saved his life: 'He didn't ask about my political background'

Haredi man on officer who saved his life: 'He didn't ask about my political background'

Avigdor Hayut, father of child who lost his life in Meron, recalls how officer who dug him out didn't ask questions, says things can change.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 20:39
The story of Yehonatan Hebroni - one of the 45 who perished in Meron

The story of Yehonatan Hebroni - one of the 45 who perished in Meron

Yehonatan Hebroni of Givat Shmuel was well-known throughout his community, where he'd greet perfect strangers with a smile & good word.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 18:58
UK Chief Rabbi on Meron tragedy: "Greatest source of strength is togetherness"

UK Chief Rabbi on Meron tragedy: "Greatest source of strength is togetherness"

UK Jews, including Israeli ambassador Tzipi Hotovely, held a digital prayer service in memory of victims of Meron disaster.Dan Verbin, 03/05/2021 18:30
PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Meron: We will seek answers - once the victims are mourned

PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Meron: We will seek answers - once the victims are mourned

Netanyahu said proper measures would be taken to ensure Meron disaster never repeats itself once the mourning is behind us.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 16:41
Infants were pulled out from above - and saved from disaster

Infants were pulled out from above - and saved from disaster

First responder who became trapped in 'passage of death' tells how the tragedy unfolded. 'Police had blocked the only path to the exit.'Ben Shaul, 03/05/2021 15:14
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
Meron, Jerusalem, Canada: Chizuk from Rabbanit Chana Henkin

Meron, Jerusalem, Canada: Chizuk from Rabbanit Chana Henkin

Rabbanit Chana Henkin, whose son and daughter in law were murdered by terrorists, in a message to strengthen us at this time.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 03/05/2021 14:34
Forensic institute: 'We only received the bodies at noon'

Forensic institute: 'We only received the bodies at noon'

'If we had received the bodies at 8am, we could have finished identifying them all before Shabbat,' head of Forensic Institute says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 13:23
The Jewish Agency: Families of Meron victims to receive emergency grant

The Jewish Agency: Families of Meron victims to receive emergency grant

Jewish Agency to provide emergency assistance for bereaved families of Mt. Meron tragedy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 12:46
State Comptroller: Meron disaster could have been prevented

State Comptroller: Meron disaster could have been prevented

Top government monitor, Matanyahu Englman, launches probe of Meron catastrophe which left 45 people dead during Lag Ba'Omer festival.David Rosenberg, 03/05/2021 11:57
Who’s responsible for the Meron disaster?

Who’s responsible for the Meron disaster?

No one factor is to blame. A perfect storm of elements came together, exposing a system filled with flaws, many of them cultural. Op-ed.Alex Traiman, 03/05/2021 08:57
This is how Jewish day schools balanced Lag Ba'omer with news of the Meron tragedy

This is how Jewish day schools balanced Lag Ba'omer with news of the Meron tragedy

At Jewish day schools, principals struggle with how to celebrate Lag b’Omer and commemorate the tragedy at Meron.Ben Sales, JTA, 03/05/2021 08:43
Touching tribute: Singing in memory of Daniel Morris

Touching tribute: Singing in memory of Daniel Morris

Hundreds of students sing in memory of Daniel Morris, who was killed in the Meron disaster, following his funeral.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 04:01
Government, police planning to blame Supreme Court for Meron disaster

Government, police planning to blame Supreme Court for Meron disaster

Internal Security Minister Ohana orders staff to gather evidence indicating Supreme Court blocked government from taking control of site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 00:09
Poles react to Meron disaster: 'The less Jews there are, the better for the world'

Poles react to Meron disaster: 'The less Jews there are, the better for the world'

Comments section to article on Meron disaster in Polish media swamped with anti-Semitic hate.Nissan Tzur, 02/05/2021 22:59
DM Benny Gantz demands state commission of inquiry into Meron tragedy

DM Benny Gantz demands state commission of inquiry into Meron tragedy

"Inquiry should begin as soon as possible, while evidence is still readily accessible."Ido Ben Porat, 02/05/2021 22:11
'Give me back my children alive!' cries mother of two victims of Meron disaster

'Give me back my children alive!' cries mother of two victims of Meron disaster

Rabbi Batzri lost 3 close relatives. "G-d picked the most beautiful flowers from His garden, but it is so, so hard."Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 21:08
Watch Live: Meron disaster victim Daniel Morris laid to rest

Watch Live: Meron disaster victim Daniel Morris laid to rest

American yeshiva student from Teaneck killed in Meron disaster laid to rest in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 20:32
PM Netanyahu visits those injured in Meron disaster in Rambam Medical Center

PM Netanyahu visits those injured in Meron disaster in Rambam Medical Center

"One of the parents told me something that sums all this up: The Jewish People has one collective heart."Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 20:14
Eye-witness: 'I'll see that police officer before my eyes until my dying day'

Eye-witness: 'I'll see that police officer before my eyes until my dying day'

"Next to me there was a man with his 3-year-old son, begging me: Get my son out or he'll be killed. And that was before the disaster."Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 19:32
Jewish Agency head Isaac Herzog: 'Our tears rend the heavens; we are all in mourning'

Jewish Agency head Isaac Herzog: 'Our tears rend the heavens; we are all in mourning'

Jewish Agency, World Zionist Congress, communities around the world unite Sunday at 8pm to mourn the 45 victims.Hezki Baruch, 02/05/2021 18:43
Nechama Rubin, wife of Meron tragedy victim: He just wanted everyone to be happy

Nechama Rubin, wife of Meron tragedy victim: He just wanted everyone to be happy

"I kept calling his phone, fearing the worst - I was going out of my mind."Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 18:02
Meretz MK Yair Golan blames 'corruption in the highest places' for tragedy

Meretz MK Yair Golan blames 'corruption in the highest places' for tragedy

"This is why we need to get rid of Netanyahu & keep the haredim out of government," concludes MK Yair Golan.Ido Ben Porat, 02/05/2021 17:06
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
'Police came with fire in their eyes'

'Police came with fire in their eyes'

Hasidim who were at Meron deadly disaster blame police for incident in which 45 people were killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 14:59
We must become stronger in 'baseless love' for one another

We must become stronger in 'baseless love' for one another

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu: We must become stronger in 'baseless love' for one another.Sponsored Content, 02/05/2021 14:50
Rabbi of Daniel Morris: The world has lost an angel

Rabbi of Daniel Morris: The world has lost an angel

Rabbi Aryeh Waxman of the Sha'alvim yeshiva remembers American youth who perished in Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 13:45