23.05.2011 19.Ijar, 5771 Tag 34 des Omer
Many believe Lag Ba'omer to be the anniversary of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai's death, buried on Mt. Meron; fire services on high alert as people turn out en masse to bonfires marking the holiday.
Israelis celebrated Lag Ba'omer throughout the country Saturday night, with fire services on high alert as people of all ages headed out to bonfires in honor of the holiday.
Tens of thousands have arrived at the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai on Mount Meron, a prominent Jewish rabbi from the first century, to honor what many believe to be the anniversary of his death. Close to three thousand police officials have been stationed to secure the area, and a bonfire is scheduled to be lit on the roof of the sage's grave at midnight….