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Lag Ba'Omer and Tikun Olam

What is the best way to make the world a better place. Revolution or Evolution? What was Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai's misconception?

Lag Ba'Omer and Tikun  Olam

Emor + Lag BaOmer

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai will not give up on anything and it is impossible for him to compromise and wait for things to unfold.

Emor + Lag BaOmer

In Meron, gravesite of Rashbi to close ahead of large event

Gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai closes to visitors ahead of anniversary of Moses' passing. Prayer will be allowed nearby

In Meron, gravesite of Rashbi to close ahead of large event

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?

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

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.

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

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 year

Rashbi - The special power to look deeply inside yourself

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.

Religious Zionism completes bonfire preparationsplayer

Prayer for Coronavirus victims at Rashbi's Tomb

Prayer held at tomb of Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron.

Prayer for Coronavirus victims at Rashbi's Tombplayer

Lag Ba'Omer: The unusual holiday

Lag Ba'Omer: The unusual holiday

'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.'

'Tourism and holiness do not go hand in hand'

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

'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.

'Worshipers were threatened with stabbing'

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."

Prayer campaign to help Sara Netanyahu

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.

Watch: The Spiritual 'Baton' From Moses to Rashbiplayer

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.

170 Require Treatment at Meron Lag B'Omer Celebrationsplayer

Non-Jews Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

Lehava anti-assimilation group describes how it stopped ushers harassing Jewish women at Rashbi's tomb on Lag B'Omer.

Non-Jewish Staff Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

Lag B'Omer in Meron: Helicopters and Zeppelin

Massive police preparations ahead of Lag B'Omer festivities at the grave of Rashbi, where tens of thousands will light bonfires.

Lag B'Omer in Meron: 1000s of Officers, Helicopters and Zeppelin

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

200,000 Celebrate in Meron

Pictures of Saturday night’s all-night celebration in Meron.

200,000 Celebrate in Meron

MDA Preparing Ahead for Lag Ba”Omer at Meron

Magen David Adom is already making preparations for the massive influx of Jews expected for Lag Ba'Omer at Meron.

MDA Preparing Ahead for Lag Ba”Omer at Meron

Masses of Israelis Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer in Meron

Police have deployed 1,200 officers as the masses flock to the tomb of R' Shimon Bar Yochai

Video:Tens of Thousands Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer in Meronplayer

A Call for Ecological and Spiritual Lag B’Omer

Rabbis and environmentalists urge Jews to focus on the meaning of Lag B’Omer instead of dangerous bonfires that cause pollution.

A Call for Ecological and Spiritual Lag B’Omer

'Lag B'Omer a Jewish Victory'

“A huge Lag B’Omer bonfire in the heart of the Shomron recalls Rabbi Shimon Ben Yochai’s diplomatic victory over the Roman Empire.”

Samaria Celebrates Diplomatic Victory over Roman Empire

Meron Lag Ba'Omer Celebrations

Hundreds of thousands in the Galilean city of Meron to celebrate the mystical teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Hundreds of Thousands Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer in Meronplayer