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Work Continues at Meron to Prepare for Lag B’Omer

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Ultra Orthodox Jews look at stairs with waste on it in Mount Meron, northern Israel, where fatalities were reported among the thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the tomb of a 2nd-century sage for annual commemorations that include all-night prayer and dance, April 30, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/ Ronen Zvulun

JNS.org – Work continues at the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron to prepare the site for Lag B’Omer this year after the disaster last April, when 45 people were killed in a stampede.

Structures at the site have been demolished and the area has been cleared, reported Arutz 7 on Tuesday.

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state has the right to destroy six structures built illegally in the area around the gravesite.

The State Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Meron disaster delivered its interim recommendations in November regarding safety preparedness for the site.

The holiday begins this year after sundown on May 18 and lasts through the evening of May 19.

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