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Every year on Lag B’omer, thousands of Jews travel to Mount Meron in northern Israel near Tzfas to celebrate at the burial place of Rabi Shimon bar Yochai. For it was on Lag B’omer that Rabi Shimon revealed the secrets of the Zohar, before leaving This World. Not everybody can get to Meron, but fortunately you don’t have to be there to celebrate Lag B’omer. Here are some Lag B’omer minhagim you can do wherever you are.
Best friends tell each other everything. Don’t they? If you had asked me that question last week, I’d have said: “Yes. No doubt. Obviously.”
Everyone knows how exciting it is in Meron on Lag B’omer, when it seems like all the world comes to the kever of Rabi Shimon bar Yochai. But what’s it like to actually live in the middle of all the action? Jr. talked to two children who live close to Meron, 14-year-old Shikma Rubin, and 12-year-old Nachman Greenberg.*