Hundreds celebrate the lighting of a bonfire during Lag b'Omer celebrations on Mt. Meron, April 29, 2021. (David Cohen/Flash90) David Cohen/Flash90
Meron, Lag BaOmer

On Monday night, the masses converge on Mt. Meron to celebrate Lag Ba’omer at the resting place of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Monday night marks the start of the annual Lag Ba’omer celebration, during which the masses converge on Mt. Meron, the resting place of the sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

i24 News takes a look at the longstanding tradition and the figure of Rabbi Shimon, as well as the ancient synagogue whose front gate still remains standing on Mt. Meron.