Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Misfortune Mars Mount Meron Merriment

Growing up Lag Baomer meant going to the park during school and, as Abie Rottenberg notes, playing That Game.

In recent years thousands have flocked to Meron to participate in huge bonfires.

Although there is precedent in the Sephardic and Chassidic communities, the Litvish Yeshivos were never really part of this phenomenon until recently.

I suppose it is because today's children need some kosher outlets and this is one of them.

In any event, as many Gedolim have said, it is better to stay in the Beis Medrash and learn than to go to Meron.

Similarly, it is better to stay home and Daven with family than to travel to Uman for Rosh Hashana.

Chaval Al DeAvdin.

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