Slonimer Rebbe: Don’t Go to Meron

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slonimer-rebbeThe Slonimer Rebbe has instructed the talmidim of the Slonimer Yeshiva not to make the popular Lag Ba’omer pilgrimage to the kever of Rav Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron.

The young men of the chassidus were told not to go to Meron so long as the busses taking them there cannot take them all the way to the tzion.

Private buses have been banned from immediate access to Meron in order to address the immense traffic problems. Visitors will have to transfer to shuttle buses. Some sources maintain that police have said that traffic conditions permitting, they would allow private bus companies to drop off passengers close to the entrance of Meron in order to avoid having to change to shuttle buses.

Taaruvos and lack of proper decorum are a very real concern, according to some, “and yeshiva bochurim should not be in such a place,” the Rebbe said.

Sources say that there are talks between one of the bus companies and the police to find a way to drop off yeshiva students in Meron proper, but chances are slim.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

6 COMMENTS

  1. Oy Vey! There were 13 months t prepare for this! Why must there always be these issues????
    It’s a siman that the Satan really mixes in and does NOT want for the hisoirerus and yeshuos that Yidden Poiel ois there! Like the Gemara says about a Chasuna, “Leka Kesuba Dloi Rami Bay Tigra!” The Satan always mixes in to prevent good things! Here he goes again! BAN HIM!!!!!
    It is what it is!

  2. “Taaruvos and lack of proper decorum are a very real concern, according to some, “and yeshiva bochurim should not be in such a place,” the Rebbe said”

    That is the real reason! Who cares about stupid “bus” politics? A Ben Torah’s place is the Bais Medrash, with the Shechina. I guarantee you, that if Rashbi was alive today, he would tell Kllal Yisroel, “Sit and learn Torah”! Don’t waste time of silly picnics!

  3. I think the whole meron thing is not for everybody. Everyone should learn Torah. the Mekubalim that learn Zohar. they should go. I learn Rashbi in the gemara, I’m sure he gets more pleasure from that.

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