Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children build a bonfire, one day ahead celebrations of Lag BaOmer, in Beitar Illit on May 24, 2016. Gil Cohen-Magen

Celebrating Lag Ba'omer at Beitar Illit

The holiday commemorates the death of renowned Jewish scholar Shimon Bar Yochai in the second century CE.

Lag Ba'omer, a holiday that commemorates the death of renowned Jewish scholar Shimon Bar Yochai in the second century CE, will be maked on Wednesday in Israel.

In a night-long vigil, thousands of Jews will light large bonfires across Israel with the main event taking place at Bar Yochai's final resting place at Mount Meron.

Gil Cohen-Magen
Gil Cohen-Magen
Gil Cohen-Magen
Gil Cohen-Magen
Gil Cohen-Magen
Gil Cohen-Magen
Gil Cohen-Magen
Gil Cohen-Magen
Gil Cohen-Magen
Gil Cohen-Magen
Gil Cohen-Magen

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