Preparations Underway Ahead of Lag Baomer in Meron

Photos: Meir Donel/Anash.org

Construction is underway at Mount Meron to prepare for the huge crowds attending the Lag Baomer celebration at the Kever of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

By Anash.org reporter

Construction is underway at Mount Meron to prepare for the huge crowds attending the Lag Baomer celebration at the Kever of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

Over the past few months, engineers and safety consultants have been demolishing several illegally built structures near the Kever of Rabbi Shimon. Some are being replaced with newer more secure structures.

As reported on Anash.org, entry to Meron will only be permitted by purchasing travel tickets in advance which will also serve as an entry permit to the site. Those who drive to Meron in private cars will also be required to buy a ticket for the final stretch between the parking lot and the site.

No stalls, kiosks, or food distribution will be allowed at the site itself on Lag B’omer. Food distribution will be permitted only at the entrance to the Meron moshav, next to the bus parking lots. Additionally, no tents will be allowed to be set up around the tzion.

Arrival at the Meron site itself will be limited to buses and designated shuttles, which will allow the police to know at any given moment how many people are at the site. Additionally, even those who purchase tickets will be allowed at the site for only a limited period of time, in accordance with the specific ticket purchased.

Photos: Meir Donel/Anash.org

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