This year’s celebration takes place exactly one year after 45 people died there in a stampede at the Lag BaOmer celebrations in Meron.
Over the past year, the government has ordered extensive changes at the site, demolishing illegally built structures and widening existing passageways.
Tickets need to be preordered and will serve as both transportation and entry passes. Entry will be staggered, with 4,000 people allowed per hour. They will be given passes for a four-hour stay, meaning that no more than 16,000 people will be on the mountain at any time.
No private vehicles will be allowed to approach the site, and all public and private transportation will be diverted to 11 bus terminals, from which shuttles will ferry people to the compound.
One bonfire-lighting ceremony will be held; food will not be sold on-site; people will visit the tomb in a moving line, with separate entry and exit lines and a short duration by the tomb; and a tent will be set up outside for those who wish to remain and pray.
Live from Meron:
Live: Chabad Live from Miron with Rabbi Asi Spiegel and Rabbi Aharon Dov Halperin, divrei hisorerus and farbrengens