The Book of Ruth is much more than a story about one woman’s conversion to Judaism and love for the Jewish people. Many laws and customs are based on her experiences.

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.