Meron and the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
may be the #1 most popular place to be on Lag B’Omer
but celebrations in Jerusalem are a close second.
Collecting wood for a medura, a bonfire, began before Passover.
Wood in Gan Sacher, Sacher Park, was carried in a little wagon,
but I really liked this pile of wood being transported on top of a car.
The sign says no fires, but before Lag B’Omer the dry grass is cut short,
because this park is one of the most popular places to make a medura.
Wednesday night small fires were lit all around Jerusalem.
In the Har Nof neighborhood preparations for large fires began in April,
smoke from one of these fires could be found well into the day on Thursday.
As I said before some love this and some do not and
miraculously once again there were no reports of major accidents.
There was one thing that was different this year,
the house of Benzion Netanyahu z”l, was covered in black.
The house is located near one of the busiest Lag B’Omer spots.
What a mess it would have been
if the Prime Minister was sitting shiva this week.
Lag B’Omer is a happy time,
so we will end with a colorful photo.
Hope you had a good and safe holiday too.