Viznitzer Cemetery in Rockland to be Closed on Lag BaOmer

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Entrance to Viznitzer Beis Olam. (googlemaps)

The operators of the Viznitzer Beis Olam, located on Route 306 in Monsey, NY, have officially announced that they will be closing the cemetery on Lag BaOmer, which falls on May 12.

Ohelim in Viznitzer Beis Olam. (googlemaps)

“Based on the high volume of visitors we experienced on Rosh Chodesh Iyar (April 24), who came in droves to daven by the tziyonim of the various Tazddikim who are interred there,” the director of the cemetery told Hamodia,“ we are saddened to announce that we cannot allow such a volume of people to congregate on our grounds. The authorities have made clear to us that they are aware of this, and we feel compelled to act accordingly.”

The Viznitzer Beis Olam contains the Ohelim and kevarim of several Rebbes and Tzaddikim, and attracts many people who come to daven there throughout the year.