Tomb of Rashbi and Har Meron:
Route 89, Meron

Hundreds of thousands of people flock to the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and his son Elazar. Reb Shimon is famous for writing the Zohar and many people come to pray at the grave of the holy sage. Lag Baomer is known to be an auspicious time to pray there and the area fills with swarms of people and many tell of the great miracles that happened to them after praying there.

After praying at the grave, we continued on and drove up Mount Meron. At over 4,000 feet, it is the tallest mountain that is fully within the borders of Israel. At the top of the mountain just off the parking lot is a path with an easy loop hike with the most magnificent sweeping views of the surrounding areas.

 

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Posted: October 29, 2017

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices. 

Address:

Road 89,

Meron, Israel

 

Price: free

 

Approximate Distance from:   

Safed: 35 minutes

Tiberias: 55 minutes

 

Website: http://www.parks.org.il/sites/English/ParksAndReserves/meron