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May 18, 2014 11:02 am

Thousands Gather in Meron for Lag Ba’Omer Bonfire Celebrations

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Tens of thousands gathered in Kiryas Yoel celebrating Lag B'Omer with a large bonfire and dancing. Photo: Twitter.

Jerusalem Post Tens of thousands of people embarked on Saturday for Mount Meron, near Safed, in the Upper Galilee, to mark the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’omer, which marks the death of second century Mishnaic sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.

The police issued a ban on private vehicles traveling to Meron, the burial place of Talmudic sage, for this year’s Lag Ba’omer celebrations.

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