Yahrtzeit of Rabi Elazar Ben Rabi Shimon Marked in Meron

Dancing in the courtayrd in Meron with the newly shorn boys. (Ohel HaRashbi)
Dancing in the courtyard in Meron with the newly shorn boys. (Ohel HaRashbi)

Marking the yahrtzeit of the Tanna Rabi Elazar Ben Rabi Shimon, 25 Elul, who is buried in Meron, thousands traveled to Meron to daven at his kever. He is buried in the inner room of the tziyun, while his father, Rabi Shimon, is buried in the outer.

Many 3-year-old boys had their chalakah, first haircut, at the kever.