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Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai
Hundreds of thousands make Lag B’Omer pilgrimage to Rebbe Shimon’s gravesite
The massive bonfire in Meron is meant to symbolize the Bar Kochba rebellion against the Romans and the light of the secrets of the Torah revealed in the Zohar.
In Israel, Lag B’Omer leads to Meron
An estimated 250,000 men, women and children are expected to travel to gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai in the small northern village in the Upper Galilee over a two- to three-day period starting on Wednesday.