Posts Tagged ‘meron’

Mount Meron disaster: Israel arrests safety engineer who okayed celebration where 45 died

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ZAKA volunteers return to site of Meron disaster for psychological counseling and emotional support.

Browse > Home / News / ZAKA volunteers return to site of Meron disaster for psychological counseling and emotional support. May 9, 2021 by Lydia Weitzman Read on for article Almost a week after the disaster at Mount Meron in which 45 people lost their lives, dozens of ZAKA Search and Rescue volunteers and paramedics […]

Lighting Candles for the Meron 45

Shortly after 45 Jews were crushed to death at a Lag Ba’Omer festival in Mount Meron, Israel announced that Sunday would be a national day of mourning. Israelis across the country, including secular Jews, lit candles for the ultra-Orthodox worshipers who perished at the festival. The finality of death concentrates the mind. On that day […]

Curious Times Episode 25: Honoring the Meron 45

David Suissa is President of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal, where he has been writing a weekly column on the Jewish world since 2006. In 2015, he was awarded first prize for “Editorial Excellence” by the American Jewish Press Association. Prior to Tribe Media, David was founder and CEO of Suissa Miller Advertising, a marketing firm named […]

Mount Meron and Metaphysics

Metaphysics, or abstract theory beyond human rationality, is the last refuge for religious reactionaries. It is, by definition, impossible to argue with them on a rational basis. That is why no argument can convince the vast majority of Haredim, and most certainly their leaders, that the tragedy that led to the death of 45 people […]

Learning the Right Lessons From Meron — and Punishing Those Responsible

Ultra Orthodox Jews look at stairs with waste on it in Mount Meron, northern Israel, where fatalities were reported among the thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the tomb of a 2nd-century sage for annual commemorations that include all-night prayer and dance, April 30, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/ Ronen Zvulun Adeeb Joudeh Al Husseini is a […]

Senator Chuck Schumer to Meron mourners: ‘I have deep faith in Hashem’

Following the tragedy on Mount Meron last week in Israel, Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer visited families in New York who lost a loved one to express his condolences as they sit shiva (Jewish period of mourning). The families of the victims sat for the week of shiva, the Jewish rituals of mourning during which the bereaved receive […]

Remembering the innocent lives lost in Meron

May 7, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article In the shadow of a Covid outbreak in Sydney, Australia the heads of the community and members of parliament came together (with COVID-19 regulations) for a memorial service in memory of the 45 young people who tragically lost their lives, in the greatest civil tragedy […]

Remembering Meron – “45 for 45”

May 7, 2021 by Community newsdesk Read on for article Both the Kesser Torah College Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools in Sydney have held a special memorial event in memory of the victims of the Mt Meron tragedy. The event – called was named “45 for 45” as students dedicated 45 minutes of study in […]

Meron tragedy impacts world’s Jewish communities’ mental health

The global impact of the tragedy in Meron, the most devastating civilian disaster in Israel’s modern history, is like few tragedies in recent memory – and Jewish communities around the world are requesting increased mental health support to overcome the trauma.  “In today’s interconnected world, where the images, videos and stories are broadcast around the […]

In wake of Meron disaster, prominent rabbi says ‘women should be more modest’

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Stop Justifying the Deaths of the Meron 45

My daughter called me before the Sabbath in terrible pain. Beyond trying to process the deaths of 45 religious Jews at Mount Meron during Lag B’Omer celebrations, she was in an argument on a chat group with a woman who said that the deaths had a reason. This woman prophesized that God sent these 45 men to their deaths in order […]

Shas leader: Meron disaster is sign from heaven, but we are not exempt from scrutiny

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New Legislation Needed to Prevent Another Meron Tragedy, Experts Say

(The Media Line) New legislation requiring crowd management at mass gatherings could prevent a tragedy similar to the one at Mount Meron from recurring, crowd control experts say. Some 45 people were killed and an additional 150 injured during a crowd crush at the annual Lag b’Omer celebrations at Mount Meron in northern Israel. More […]

Why are Israeli Jews amazed Arabs enlisted to help at Mount Meron?

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Photography special: 40 years of Mount Meron Celebrations

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Photography special: Mount Meron Celebrations in photos

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Who’s responsible for the Meron disaster?

May 3, 2021 by Alex Traiman – JNS.org Read on for article Israel’s largest religious festival turned into its largest peacetime tragedy late Thursday night, as 45 celebrants were crushed to death, and dozens more were injured, under the feet of fellow worshippers in a horrific stampede at Mount Meron. Mount Meron, following a fatal […]

The names and faces of those who lost their lives at Mount Meron

Browse > Home / News / The names and faces of those who lost their lives at Mount Meron May 3, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Some of the people killed in the stampede at Lag B’Omer celebrations on Mount Meron were laid to rest on Saturday night, with the Abu Kabir Institute […]

Gantz pushes for commission of inquiry into Mount Meron disaster

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‘Strive to Study the Truth’: Calls for State inquiry into Mt. Meron tragedy

Browse > Home / News / ‘Strive to Study the Truth’: Calls for State inquiry into Mt. Meron tragedy May 2, 2021 by Aryeh Savir – TPS Read on for article Israel observed on Sunday a national day of mourning for the 45 Israelis who died during the Lag Ba’Omer celebrations on Mount Meron, as […]

Jewish principals struggle to celebrate Lag Ba’omer amid Meron tragedy

After months of distanced learning, Sharon Levin was excited for her school to celebrate Lag b’Omer together on Friday with a day of outdoor activities. The spring holiday, which is popular among students at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy near Philadelphia, was to include a picnic, a bonfire and a mini-color war, or tournament where […]

Statement on tragedy at Meron

The Executive and staff of the Zionist Federation of Australia are deeply affected by the tragic events in Mount Meron. ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “This news is simply terrible. Our hearts go out to the dozens of family who will spend this Shabbat in deepest mourning. May the Almighty comfort them among the mourners […]

Emergency services: Phones of the Meron dead still ringing with calls from ‘Mom’

As families desperately tried to find relatives missing after the disaster at Meron, a spokesperson for the Zaka emergency services group said Friday that the cellphones of the deceased were ringing continuously with calls from frantic loved ones. “The phones of the dead don’t stop ringing and we see [the calls are from] ‘mom’ and […]

‘The dead were all around us:’ Survivors describe Mount Meron crush horror

For the tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews who gathered in Mount Meron on Thursday, this was supposed to be a joyous occasion. It was the first major public gathering allowed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and an event commemorating the end of another plague, some 2,000 years ago. Instead, it ended with […]

Authorities work to identify 44 Meron victims; families not yet notified

‘We don’t know exactly what happened, but the result is unthinkable’ A Zaka emergency rescue officer (pictured below), speaking at the service’s clinic at the site, tells Channel 12 news that rescue staff are working with Israel police to evacuate bodies from the scene of the disaster. “I’ve just come back from there,” he says. […]

44 people crushed to death, dozens hurt at mass Lag B’Omer event in Mt. Meron

At least 44 people were crushed to death and more than 100 people hurt, including many in critical condition, in a stampede after midnight Thursday at a mass gathering to celebrate the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron, medics said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the incident “a terrible disaster.” The Magen David Adom rescue […]

In largest gathering since COVID, 100,000 flock to Mount Meron for Lag B’Omer

Tens of thousands of people were celebrating the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron Thursday night, in the largest public gathering in Israel since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Due to the large crowds, police said they were unable to enforce coronavirus restrictions at the site. By midnight Thursday organizers estimated that some 100,000 people were […]

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