Final Decision: Only One Fire in Meron, by Boyaner Rebbe
Meron - Lag Baomer will see its traditional fire lit by the Boyaner rebbe, and that's it.
Following an extended series of talks and proposals, the Israeli government decided to approve only one bonfire at the kever of Rabi Shimon bar Yochai. Other plans for more fires at hourly intervals were discarded when some of the rebbes expressed objections to the danger it posed during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Boyaner rebbe will continue the tradition of lighting the fire he inherited from the Ruzhiner zt"l, whose chassid purchased the zechus nearly two centuries ago.
While the coronavirus has eased in recent days, public health experts fear a second wave if people become lax in social distancing.
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