A man soliciting donations as crowds pass by on Mount Meron, May 14, 2017. Rami Shllush

Spirituality and Fidget Spinners Mix at Mass Lag Ba’omer Celebration in Northern Israel

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis shuttled to this year's hilula at Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai's tomb on Mount Meron

It’s morning at the Mount Meron tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on the day of his hilula – the anniversary of the great sage’s death, which falls on Lag Ba’omer. Contrary to most such anniversaries, it is...

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