Monday, May 11, 2009


LIVE from MERON on Lag B'Omer - Update 1

This is from 2009. The 2010 live streaming update is here.

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

Unbelievable! Thousands and thousands arriving, the kever is a crush of people that literally takes your breath away. Music is blasting from all directions. It's holy and an incredible festival at the same time!

They have not lit the fires yet, and it's already unbelievable! Thousands singing, Torah tents everywhere, raffles, tzedakah being collected, refreshments being distributed for free.

We davening Mincha and Maariv, and counted the 33rd day, Hod she'b'Hod. For those who sent a kvital, in the merit of the tzadik Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, may your prayers which have already been said at the kever on the yaretzheit, be accepted by Shamayim (Heaven)!

Walking to the kever...

Lag B'Omer in Meron

In the entry way...

Lag B'Omer in Meron

The band is set up...

Lag B'Omer in Meron

The crush in the kever, as thousands daven on the yaretzheit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, zt"l...

Lag B'Omer in Meron

G-d willing, more updates in a few hours. Check back! All photos may be viewed in higher resolution by clicking on them.


  1. Yasher Koach!!! thanks for the postings!!!

  2. Thank you so much. In one of your posts about Rabbi Shimon, it says:

    Rabbi Shimon said, "I have the power to correct the entire world; I can exempt the whole world from judgment." (Talmud Sukkah 45b).

    While you are there, will you please ask him if he would please do so!


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