Sunday, May 07, 2006

Lag B'omer / Meron preparations

Haaretz: Police expect some 800,000 people to attend the celebration of the saintly rabbi, Rabbi Simeon Bar Yohai, which will take place at his grave on Mount Meron next Monday, the Itim news agency reported Sunday. Some 5,000 police officers will secure the annual event, celebrated on the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer. As of Sunday, new traffic regulations will be in place around the settlement of Meron near the Rabbi Bar Yohai's grave and a headquarters will be setup to help organizers coordinate the festivities.....
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