Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Photos: I Used To Think Lag B'Omer Was About Baseball...

...now I know it's about Rav Shimon Bar Yochai!

(The prequel photos to these are found here.)

The trip up the Meron for us started close to midnight. Some Bochrim brought their guitars and the journey up was filled with lots of Ruach.

I took this picture to show the traffic as the approached the entrance. We were in traffic for a half hour till we could park. But what is that smoke like object in the sky? People are telling me it’s just smoke. And there were small fires around but I don’t remember any in that area.

Why did I take a picture of the bathrooms? And why did I post it?

The scene as we entered.

Tents where free food is served.

“Kabbalah Bracelet” anyone?

Water. (In the morning coffee and tea came out of these faucets.)

“Women only” to the right “Men only” to the left as we get closer to the actual kever.

The Zohar (manuchud) was for sale everywhere!

The place was packed!

The woman’s side was packed too! (Don’t ask me how I got this picture.)

Lighting a Yahrziet candle for the one that brought light to the world.

Music and

Dancing!

Back outside more candles…

And tents…

And Sefrei Zohar for sale.

Just ten kilometers southeast is the holy city of Tzfat. The morning star (Venus) appears as dawn approaches.

It’s time to don tallis and tefillin…

…And daven Shachris K’vasikin.

Post continues with part two: the daytime pics, now posted: click here!

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Neshama said...

Great pictures, thank you so much.
Better than other blogs.

9:29 PM  
Blogger hisbonenus said...

Awesome! You are an excellent photographer, and you really captured the event well. Thanks for bringing back all those memories...
p.s. - how'd you get that pic of the girls? ;)

1:57 AM  
Blogger yaak said...

Nice pictures!

12:53 PM  

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