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Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) signed a bill on Wednesday for a government company to manage the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron. Every year more and more people visit the gravesite for the annual pilgrimage on the holiday of Lag
Only the Western Wall in Jerusalem gets more visitors, according to the latest statistics...The new access route will enable any emergency vehicles or other security personnel access to the holy site...The holiday of Lag Baomer brings hundreds of
Meron, around country on Lag Ba'omer 04/30/2013 04:35 Many people at Meron complained that the transportation system had buckled under the heavy load of visitors. Lag B'aomer Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post More than 450 people were
Some 2,000 residents of Tekoa and the rest of Israel assembled for an evening featuring popular Israeli entertainers with contemporary music accompanied by meaningful renditions of mystical passages from the Zohar, authored primarily by Rabbi
Noting the lack of drinking water in the extreme heat, Knesset member Meir Porush said, "Although the expected number of visitors was known to all, the state did not prevent the terrible catastrophe that could have resulted in the loss of life." He
This is an opportunity for the government to adopt the Levy Report and thus prevent another tear in the nation, such as the one we saw in the previous Amona eviction.
As Israeli revelers created bonfires across the country beginning Saturday evening, an increase in the concentration of respirable particles occurred, with levels peaking at most air pollution monitoring stations between 9 p.m...Related: One of the
The public health danger was not over, however, as the celebrations were extended to Sunday night and Monday as well. Lag Ba'omer is the day halting the semi-mourning period between Passover and Shavuot for the death by plague of Rabbi Akiva's 24,000
The commander of the Northern District of Israeli Police, Roni Attia, held an assessment with local officials on Sunday evening, to discuss the activities by police to secure the Lag Ba'Omer celebrations.
Firefighters brought a fire in the Mediterranean coastal plain community of Carmei Yoseph under control after police evacuated residents whose homes were close to the flames. Firefighters also put out a big blaze next to the central community of Yad