Tens of thousands celebrate the holiday of Lag B'Omer, May 22, 2019. (Youtube/Screenshot) (Youtube/Screenshot)
Lag b'Omer Meron

Each year, tens of thousands of Jews flock to Meron in northern Israel for Lag b’Omer, the Jewish festival of light! It’s an experience like no other!

Meron is most famous as home to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, believed to be the author of the mystical Zohar.

Lag b’Omer, the 33rd day of the Omer count between Passover and Shavuot, is the day that Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai died. As such, the day is traditionally devoted to celebrating his life and accomplishments.

During the festivities attended by thousands upon thousands of Jews, bonfires are lit, music blares and dancing is everywhere. With torches and feasting, Lag b’Omer is truly a festive celebration in Meron.