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This holiday is especially cherished in Israel, where thousands of bonfires are lit on the evening of the holiday to commemorate the huge light brought into the world by the mystical teachings of the great sage.
The 6 am nightmare of police shutting down the buses and miles of traffic all gets wiped away the second the passenger reaches his destination and becomes one with the dancing crowd.
Thousands upon thousands of Jews celebrated Lag B'Omer at the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai with song and dance and heartfelt prayer.
"We have established a special area for women to drink and rest. There are 12 diaper changing and nursing rooms with attendants on hand to help."
Yishai interviews new Oleh Chaim Messer along with Hassidim on their way to Meron for Lag B'Omer.
The victory of the Jewish idea is celebrated on Lag B'Omer. It fits neatly between Israeli Independence Day and Yom Yerushalayim. These three days are all driven by the same spirit: the liberation of Jewish peoplehood, the return to the land, and the reemergence of authentic Jewish culture.