IN PHOTOS: Israelis Mark Lag Ba'Omer With Bonfires and All-night Festivities

The Jewish holiday has a different significance depending on whom you ask, but thousands gather around fires to celebrate it

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An Ultra-Orthodox girl stands near a bonfire during a celebration of Lag Ba'Omer in Ashdod, May 13, 2017.
An Ultra-Orthodox girl stands near a bonfire during a celebration of Lag Ba'Omer in Ashdod, May 13, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
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Israelis use a shopping cart to transport firewood for a Lag Ba'Omer bonfire in Tel Aviv, May 14, 2017.
Israelis use a shopping cart to transport firewood for a Lag Ba'Omer bonfire in Tel Aviv, May 14, 2017. Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
Children and adults celebrate Lag Ba’omer on a beach in Tel Aviv, May 14, 2017.
Children and adults celebrate Lag Ba’omer on a beach in Tel Aviv, May 14, 2017.Credit: Tomer Appelbaum
An ultra-Orthodox boy throws more wood onto a Lag Ba'Omer bonfire in Ashdod, May 13, 2017.
An ultra-Orthodox boy throws more wood onto a Lag Ba'Omer bonfire in Ashdod, May 13, 2017.Credit: Ilan Assayag
Ultra-Orthodox children watch a giant Lag Ba'Omer bonfire from a window in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, May 13, 2017.
Ultra-Orthodox children watch a giant Lag Ba'Omer bonfire from a window in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, May 13, 2017.Credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP
Ultra-Orthodox boys dance around a Lag Ba'Omer bonfire in Ashdod, May 13, 2017.
Ultra-Orthodox boys dance around a Lag Ba'Omer bonfire in Ashdod, May 13, 2017.Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
An ultra-Orthodox girl stands next to a Lag Ba'Omer bonfire in Bnei Brak, May 13, 2017.
An ultra-Orthodox girl stands next to a Lag Ba'Omer bonfire in Bnei Brak, May 13, 2017.Credit: Oded Balilty/AP
Ultra-Orthodox men dance around an oil fire in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations, May 13, 2017.
Ultra-Orthodox men dance around an oil fire in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood during Lag Ba'Omer celebrations, May 13, 2017.Credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP
Ultra-Orthodox Jews light an effigy as they celebrate Lag Ba'Omer in Ashdod, May 13, 2017.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews light an effigy as they celebrate Lag Ba'Omer in Ashdod, May 13, 2017.Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS

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