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Meron is most well-known for being the burial site of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Rabbi Shimon, who lived in the 2nd century CE, was the first to publicly teach the mystical dimension of the Torah known as the Kabbalah, and is the author of the Zohar.
Celebrating at R’ Shimon bar Yochai
Yishai Fleisher, an Israeli correspondent, goes to experience Lag BaOmer in Meron, the burial place of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Joining the hundreds of thousands participating, he documents it all on camera so you can feel as if you are there in person.
The Holy Land of Israel is the beating heart of the Jewish consciousness and the center of Jewish activity.
Nonstop nourishment for body and soul
Hannah, together with her children as they grew up, was there serving the visitors every single Shabbat, every festival and other important dates in the calendar which brought hundreds, and later thousands, of visitors to Rebbe Shimon’s tomb. She continue...
Celebration at millennia-old holy site takes tragic turn in Israel’s worst-ever civil disaster
At least 45 people died and scores were injured in the midst of the traditional all-night Lag BaOmer religious celebration near the hallowed resting place of revered second-century sage Rabbi Shimon ben Yochai in Meron, northern Israel. As thousands moved...
By Bentzion Elisha
Artist's Statement: While at a Rabbinical seminary in Jerusalem I ventured to Miron on Lag BaOmer. Miron is the burial place of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai who is the author of the Zohar, a primary Jewish mystical text authored some 2,000 years ago. It’s a be...
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