To the pilgrims ascending to Meron, the gedolim from all three Torah Councils—Sepharadi, Lithuanian, and Chasidic—issued a unified proclamation.
The Gedolim advised individuals to exercise extreme caution when approaching crowded areas and confined spaces.
The Gedolim warned all those going up to Meron to be watchful, saying: “May our Tefillos find favor in your eyes at the Hilula of Rabbi Shimon.”
“The heavy tragedy of Lag Ba’Omer 2021 has not vanished from the Hilula in Meron, and our eyes are raised in prayer to Hashem, and all of the Jewish nations pray and offer supplication that all those coming and going from Meron will be protected from all manner of calamities which tend to occur in the world, will come and go in peace,” the statement reads.
All those who arrive are urged by the rabbis to uphold the laws because “the blood of our 45 dear souls cries out to us and awakens us to change our ways and improve the ascent to Meron on Lag Ba’Omer.”
Every person must participate in the effort and adhere to beneficial laws.
We ask everyone to limit their time spent there to five hours to avoid crowding and pushing and to follow the ushers’ instructions.
“May Hashem hear the Tefillos of his nation in mercy,” the rabbis concluded, “and may Rabbi Shimon the holy Tanna’s merit protect all of Israel, and may we be swiftly redeemed.”