Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

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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
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
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
'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
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
'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
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: 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
Non-Jews Harassed Jewish Women Praying in Meron

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.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 07/05/2015 17:53
Lag B'Omer in Meron: Helicopters and Zeppelin

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2015 07:55
Thousands on Their Way to Meron for Lag Ba'omer

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2014 20:47
200,000 Celebrate in Meron

200,000 Celebrate in Meron

Pictures of Saturday night’s all-night celebration in Meron., 28/04/2013 10:54
MDA Preparing Ahead for Lag Ba”Omer at 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.Chana Ya'ar, 15/04/2013 20:17
Masses of Israelis Celebrate Lag Ba'Omer in 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 YochaiGabe Kahn, 09/05/2012 20:31
A Call for Ecological and Spiritual Lag B’Omer

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. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 09/05/2012 08:20
'Lag B'Omer a Jewish Victory'

'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.” Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 22/05/2011 08:28
Meron Lag Ba'Omer Celebrations

Meron Lag Ba'Omer Celebrations

Hundreds of thousands in the Galilean city of Meron to celebrate the mystical teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.Malkah Fleisher, 02/05/2010 14:54