19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
In Meron (Israel), during the traditional Lag B'Omer celebrations.

Each year, at the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, hundreds of thousands make pilgrimages to celebrate the occasion at the holy site of his tomb. It is probably the largest religious event of the year in Israel.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Mount Meron - the burial site of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Israel
Copyright: © Hezy Holzman