Meron Disaster

News for Meron Disaster

Thousands of visitors arrive each day - and are uninsured

Thousands of visitors arrive each day - and are uninsured

Insurance companies refuse to offer coverage to gravesite of 'Rashbi' in Meron, leaving thousands without coverage in case of injury.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2021 14:15
Families of Meron disaster victims haven't received a penny from the government

Families of Meron disaster victims haven't received a penny from the government

Government promised to present outline by July, then voted against bill to provide assistance. Since then, nothing has been done.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2021 14:30
Meron police commandant predicted 'mass-casualty event'

Meron police commandant predicted 'mass-casualty event'

Officer told commission of inquiry how police top brass refused to consider limiting numbers in Meron.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2021 12:58
Member of investigative committee: 'Maintain just one bonfire on Mount Meron'

Member of investigative committee: 'Maintain just one bonfire on Mount Meron'

'Every year the gathering grows, the mountain has become too small to hold that number of people,' police superintendent says in testimony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2021 17:12
Jewish Agency provides holiday assistance to widows of Meron victims

Jewish Agency provides holiday assistance to widows of Meron victims

Donors respond to appeal to help families left without a breadwinner after Meron disaster ahead of Rosh Hashannah.Yoni Kempinski, 31/08/2021 15:58
Demolition of bleachers on Mount Meron begins

Demolition of bleachers on Mount Meron begins

Four months after 45 were killed in a deadly stampede on Mount Meron, workers begin demolishing the bleachers at the site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2021 12:47
Meron disaster: 'Leave just one bonfire lighting on Mt. Meron'

Meron disaster: 'Leave just one bonfire lighting on Mt. Meron'

Committee for investigation of Meron disaster meets for third day of testimony hearings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/08/2021 14:44
'There were no crowd restrictions in Meron'

'There were no crowd restrictions in Meron'

Commander of police northern district testifies in commission of inquiry in which 45 people were killed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/08/2021 13:14
Meron disaster inquiry gets underway

Meron disaster inquiry gets underway

State Commission of Inquiry to begin hearing evidence, calling witnesses in Israel's worst ever civilian disaster.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/08/2021 07:38
Memorial to Meron disaster victims vandalized

Memorial to Meron disaster victims vandalized

Police investigating after vandals tear down pictures of victims and step on them.Gary Willig, 14/07/2021 18:45
Yeshivat Sha’alvim Launches Memorial In Memory Of Donny Morris Z"L

Yeshivat Sha’alvim Launches Memorial In Memory Of Donny Morris Z"L

Yeshivat Sha’alvim Launches Memorial In Memory Of Donny Morris Z"L Who Passed Away In The Meron Tragedy., 13/07/2021 16:29
Lives taken unintentionally

Lives taken unintentionally

When life is lost for whatever reason there must be an accounting. The day after such a tragedy cannot be as if nothing happened.Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran, 10/07/2021 22:00
Family of Meron victim visits scene of disaster, sings songs of faith and prayer

Family of Meron victim visits scene of disaster, sings songs of faith and prayer

Family of Meron victim Rabbi Eliezer Tzvi Joseph arrived at the scene of the Meron disaster and sang the Jewish song of Ani MaaminArutz Sheva Staff , 02/07/2021 16:01
In about-turn, Rabbi Edelstein gives green light to haredi participation in Meron inquiry

In about-turn, Rabbi Edelstein gives green light to haredi participation in Meron inquiry

Former mayor of Bnei Brak Mordechai Karelitz appointed as member of State commission of inquiry into Meron disaster.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2021 23:20
Former Supreme Court Pres. Miriam Naor to head Meron commission of inquiry

Former Supreme Court Pres. Miriam Naor to head Meron commission of inquiry

Former Justice Miriam Naor tapped to lead state investigation into crush in which 45 people were killed on Lag B'Omer holiday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2021 10:21
Cabinet approves commission of inquiry into Meron disaster

Cabinet approves commission of inquiry into Meron disaster

Cabinet approves proposal put forward by Gantz and Liberman to launch a formal commission of inquiry into the Mount Meron disaster.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/06/2021 12:27
Police question 11 under caution on Meron disaster

Police question 11 under caution on Meron disaster

Investigation ongoing despite lack of arrests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/05/2021 22:37
Police look to return clothes, items belonging to Meron victims

Police look to return clothes, items belonging to Meron victims

Dozens of personal effects belonging to people who were at Meron disaster remain unclaimed or unidentified.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/05/2021 10:29
United Hatzalah holds commemorative ceremony for Meron victims

United Hatzalah holds commemorative ceremony for Meron victims

United Hatzalah founder Eli Beer: My heart broke when I heard about what took place. You the volunteers showed bravery and strength.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/05/2021 23:30
Proposal: Compensation package for families of Meron victims

Proposal: Compensation package for families of Meron victims

National Insurance Institute proposes 100,000 shekel in compensation to families of Meron victims. MK Gafni: 'Implement the plan quickly.'Orly Harari, 25/05/2021 16:08
Theaters and Circus Halls will transform into Synagogues and places of Torah study

Theaters and Circus Halls will transform into Synagogues and places of Torah study

It's high time to practically and not just theoretically apply the rule of "Venishmartem", namely, Beware for and guard your life.Shalom Vaserteil, 23/05/2021 15:37
'To this day, no one has told me how my father lost his life'

'To this day, no one has told me how my father lost his life'

"Is there a functioning government here or not?" bereaved relatives ask of the Meron disaster.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2021 18:27
'Israel Police is a fiction - there's no such thing'

'Israel Police is a fiction - there's no such thing'

Knesset committee discussing Meron disaster demands Minister's resignation. "Everyone passes the buck."Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/05/2021 16:24
A call for re-evaluating how we hold religious mass gatherings

A call for re-evaluating how we hold religious mass gatherings

We have had unimaginable peacetime tragedies that could have been avoided.Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin, 18/05/2021 11:00
Rethinking Meron

Rethinking Meron

Mt. Meron is a national landmark and magnet for visitors from across the world, so the government must treat it as such.Op-edShalom Wasserteil, 13/05/2021 00:06
GOOSEBUMPS: Man Makes Final Promise To Brother Killed In Meron

GOOSEBUMPS: Man Makes Final Promise To Brother Killed In Meron

Little did Yisroel know at the time that that phone call was his brother’s final goodbye to himSponsored Content, 11/05/2021 13:56
In Meron, the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai closes to visitors

In Meron, the grave of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai closes to visitors

Gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai temporarily closes to visitors following Fire and Rescue Service's refusal to approve event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/05/2021 11:26
Rabbi Kanievsky reassures those traumatized by 'survivor guilt'

Rabbi Kanievsky reassures those traumatized by 'survivor guilt'

Rabbi reassures those who unintentionally trampled others in Meron tragedy that they were not to blame.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2021 23:25
Meron Survivor Says Man Who Saved Him Showcased Superhuman Powers

Meron Survivor Says Man Who Saved Him Showcased Superhuman Powers

A visitor to the shiva house had a chilling story to tell.Vaad HaRabbanim, 09/05/2021 14:03
Sefer Torah in memory of the victims of Meron disaster

Sefer Torah in memory of the victims of Meron disaster

The entire Jewish people should come together in dedicating a Torah scroll in the memory of the 45 holy souls who perished in Meron.Sponsored Content, 09/05/2021 12:50
After Shabbat in Meron: Songs and prayers

After Shabbat in Meron: Songs and prayers

Yesha Council Director Yigal Dilmoni arrives in Meron, meets masses who continue to honor through prayer casualties of tragedy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2021 07:45
Secular Israeli couple donate NIS 1 million to victims of Meron disaster

Secular Israeli couple donate NIS 1 million to victims of Meron disaster

Upon learning that many of the families affected already struggled financially, Marius & Inbar Nacht decided to give NIS 18,000 to each one.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2021 13:12
Senator Chuck Schumer makes shivah call to family of Meron disaster victim

Senator Chuck Schumer makes shivah call to family of Meron disaster victim

Schumer made unannounced visit to family of Pinchos Menachem Knoblowitz, who was 22 years old.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2021 12:53
Torah values saw Yeshiva U through 'year of enormous challenges'

Torah values saw Yeshiva U through 'year of enormous challenges'

YU has felt the pain of loss from the pandemic and the recent Meron disaster.Yoni Kempinski, 07/05/2021 01:38
Belzer Rebbe calls for Jews to unite in wake of tragedy

Belzer Rebbe calls for Jews to unite in wake of tragedy

Every tragic event has just one reason behind it: to awaken us and inspire us to correct our ways.Ben Shaul, 06/05/2021 14:25
Forensic Institute head: 'The bodies should have been brought immediately'

Forensic Institute head: 'The bodies should have been brought immediately'

'At least four cases where people were identified by photo, but when they saw the body realized it was a mistake,' Dr. Chen Kugel says.Michal Levi, 06/05/2021 14:05
Veteran journalist Yaron London's response to Meron disaster: 'I told you so!'

Veteran journalist Yaron London's response to Meron disaster: 'I told you so!'

"To me, they're like victims of a tsunami in Java, because haredim are not members of the same people."Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 13:11
Minister Amir Ohana: 'If your conscience is clear, there's no reason to resign'

Minister Amir Ohana: 'If your conscience is clear, there's no reason to resign'

'Responsibility means doing everything so that such events will not occur again,' Public Security Min. Ohana says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 10:06
'I see their faces before my eyes, they never leave me'

'I see their faces before my eyes, they never leave me'

Dozens of United Hatzalah volunteers return to Meron to attempt to process their traumatic experiences. 'I still wonder if I did enough.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 08:57
A preliminary transfer was made to the families sitting shivah after the Meron tragedy.

A preliminary transfer was made to the families sitting shivah after the Meron tragedy.

Over a million dollars have already been donated to families by Kupat Ha'irSponsored Content, 06/05/2021 08:48
The "why" of Meron

The "why" of Meron

it would be fulfilling to know why that awful tragedy took place, why bad things happen to good people.. Op-ed.Larry Gordon, 05/05/2021 16:41
After Meron, rescue team trains with IDF for mass casualty event

After Meron, rescue team trains with IDF for mass casualty event

Days after Meron catastrophe, United Hatzalah and IDF hold mass casualty training event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 15:10
Avigdor took son & friend to Meron, both were killed

Avigdor took son & friend to Meron, both were killed

As it became clear that the crowd was getting out of control, Hayut made the decision to head out, to keep the boys safe.sponsered content, 05/05/2021 14:20
'Meron tragedy has mental health impact across the globe'

'Meron tragedy has mental health impact across the globe'

Following Meron Tragedy, signs emerge of mental health impact in communities around the world, group warns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 13:12
Probe of Meron incident finds: Ambulances blocked from entering

Probe of Meron incident finds: Ambulances blocked from entering

Ministry of Health's investigation into Meron disaster finds failures and problems in how injured were cared for.Ben Ariel, 05/05/2021 04:58
Argentina mourns 21-year-old son of Buenos Aires rabbi who died in Meron disaster

Argentina mourns 21-year-old son of Buenos Aires rabbi who died in Meron disaster

21-year-old yeshiva student from Argentina among the 45 people to die in the Lag Ba'Omer disaster in Meron.JTA, 04/05/2021 21:41
Meron tragedy is a shared trauma for Jews worldwide

Meron tragedy is a shared trauma for Jews worldwide

Rabbi Avi Berman, Executive Director of OU Israel, speaks to Arutz Sheva about the need to listen to those affected by the tragic event.Yoni Kempinski, 04/05/2021 19:14
Meron Disaster: Grief can't be replaced by money, compensation can help

Meron Disaster: Grief can't be replaced by money, compensation can help

In the wake of the Meron disaster, Posner explains why compensation can assist victims with rebuilding their lives.Yoni Kempinski, 04/05/2021 14:17
What did Rabbi Kanievsky give as the reason for the Meron disaster?

What did Rabbi Kanievsky give as the reason for the Meron disaster?

Son of Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky asks his father why Meron disaster occurred, what Jews need to improve in. This is Rabbi Kanievsky's response.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 13:23
Tragedies and humanity

Tragedies and humanity

Tragedies occur on a regular basis in all human societies, and they have done so since the beginning of recorded human history. Op-ed.Rabbi Berel Wein, 04/05/2021 12:21
Dimona holds gathering of unity and support after Meron tragedy

Dimona holds gathering of unity and support after Meron tragedy

Dimona residents hold gathering of support and unity. City rabbi: 'Our sin is that only after a tragedy do we reach unity.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 04/05/2021 09:57
Heartwarming meeting between Meron victim and the officer who saved him

Heartwarming meeting between Meron victim and the officer who saved him

Avidgor Hayut, who lost his son at Meron and nearly died himself, meets the police officer who saved his life.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/05/2021 08:49
Rabbi Haim Amsalem: Create a committee to investigate Meron disaster

Rabbi Haim Amsalem: Create a committee to investigate Meron disaster

'Sometimes it seems haredi ministers and MKs are just salespeople and businessmen,' Rabbi Haim Amsalem, prominent Sephardic rabbi, says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 22:42
Police: Warnings of Meron disaster went unheeded

Police: Warnings of Meron disaster went unheeded

Police report says it warned of a number of potential dangers, including in the stage that collapsed, but recommendations fell on deaf ears.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 21:36
Haredi man on officer who saved his life: 'He didn't ask about my political background'

Haredi man on officer who saved his life: 'He didn't ask about my political background'

Avigdor Hayut, father of child who lost his life in Meron, recalls how officer who dug him out didn't ask questions, says things can change.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 20:39
The story of Yehonatan Hebroni - one of the 45 who perished in Meron

The story of Yehonatan Hebroni - one of the 45 who perished in Meron

Yehonatan Hebroni of Givat Shmuel was well-known throughout his community, where he'd greet perfect strangers with a smile & good word.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 18:58
UK Chief Rabbi on Meron tragedy: "Greatest source of strength is togetherness"

UK Chief Rabbi on Meron tragedy: "Greatest source of strength is togetherness"

UK Jews, including Israeli ambassador Tzipi Hotovely, held a digital prayer service in memory of victims of Meron disaster.Dan Verbin, 03/05/2021 18:30