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.
PLANT TREES OF LIFE IN ISRAEL FOR A BLESSING ! Honor the victims of the Pittsburgh and Poway synagogue massacres.
Make the Land More Beautiful in their Memory.
A meaningful way to honor the beloved victims is to plant fruit trees of blessing in the Land of Israel..
““It is a tree of life to those who grasp it…” (Proverbs 3:18)