Meron to Limit Crowds at Kever of Rashbi

Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Yerushalayim Harav Shlomo Amar (L), Harav Yechiel Abuchatzeira of Ramle (C) and Rabbanim from the Ohr HaRashbi Yeshivah in Meron take part in a special tefillah, including shofaros, in order to stop the coronavirus, at the kever of the Rashbi in Meron, on Monday, Taanis Esther. (David Cohen/Flash90)

Due to the coronavirus and as per the instructions of the Health Ministry limiting gatherings, entry to the kever of the Rashbi in Meron will be restricted in accordance with the instructions.

Only one hundred people will be allowed to enter the hall of the kever of the Rashbi at the same time. In the hall of the kever of his son Rabi Elazar, fifty men and fifty women are permitted to enter. On the roof of the tziyun, hadlakos can be held for a maximum of one hundred people.

Temporarily the tables and benches near the kever will be cleared to allow for more room, and to allow distance between the mispallelim. The mikveh near the kever will be closed, and in its place the mikveh near the Mehadrin route will be open all week.

Members of the Committee of Meron appeal to the public to obey the orders, to enable to keep the site open and allow people to daven at the kever of the Rashbi during this difficult time.