Lag B’Omer marks the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, whose teachings form a foundation of Jewish mysticism.

Lag b'Omer, one of the lesser-known Jewish holidays, is celebrated with passion by many Jews around the world. This short video explains what it's all about.

With many still grappling with the sheer magnitude of the tragedy in Meron last week on Lag b'Omer, here are some answers as to why the event was so crowded.

There is nothing like the celebration of Lag b'Omer in Israel, as large bonfires are lit, people sing and dance and music is blasted until late into the evening.

Approximately 60,000 tourists visit the Druze village Peki'in each year. It is also where the sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai hid from the Romans in the 2nd century.