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Lag B'Omer in Meron

Lag B’Omer is the anniversary of the passing of the renowned Holy Sage Tannah, "The Rashbi”- Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai.

In the great and holy memory of Rebbe Shimon bar Yochai, Tzidkat Rashbi  will operate a a huge hospitality tent to accommodate the many thousands of visitors coming to pray at the holy burial site of Rashbi in Meron.

In the "CHAI ROTEL" tradition, Tzidkat Rashbi will  be serving tens of thousands of hot meals and drinks to all of Rashbi's visitors on Lag BaOmer.

Please take part in helping us with this wonderful task and merit the blessings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.

The holy “Rashbi” pledged happiness and joy to all who would contribute to the happiness of the day, asking that there be ​rejoicing around his grave site.

Children, Refuot, Shidducim, Parnassah, Sholom Bayit or any other Salvation


Hundreds of thousands, men, women and children are expected to make the journey to the resting place of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the anniversary of whose passing is on this day in Meron, in northern Israel.


On this day, the Children of Israel celebrate the day of the Hilula of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and the end of judgment of the death of the students of Rabbi Akiva. The 33rd day of the Omer count counting of the "Sacrifice of the Omer" which was sacrificed on the holiday of Shavuot.

Masses of people throng to the small village of Meron, no one wanting to miss the opportunity to benefit from the Z’chut (merits) available at this holy site on this holy day. With the giving of charity and the uttering of heartfelt prayers on this precious spot, they draw on the reserve of holiness and power etched in the stone and vested in the earth surrounding the resting place of Reb Shimon.

Countless stories of personal salvation are heard. So-and-so needed a shidduch for his daughter – and his prayers were answered; another prayed for children – and was granted his request. Yet another Jew needed a speedy recovery for his sick son – and his son recovered; another one who had not been able to provide for his family for many long years and was on the verge of despair – was suddenly asked to serve as the manager of a successful company.


Chai Rotel
The Segulah and the purpose for Chai Rotel are to fulfill the Holy Tanna Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai’s wish by contributing to the joy and happiness of Lag B’Omer
Lag Baomer hachnasat orchim
Tzidkat Rashbi volunteers will be working in shifts around the clock serving steaming cholent, hot kugels, and a vast selection of hot and cold beverages.
Lag baomer mircles
Countless Mircles and stories of personal salvations are heard. So-and-so needed a shidduch for his daughter – and his prayers were answered; another prayed for children – and was granted his request.

המקור מופיע בכמה ספרים וביניהם בספר ''טעמי המנהגים'' עמוד רס''ג

ב"ה א' אח"ק י"ט במב"י תער"ב באבוב יע"א
שלום רב לידידי האברך המופלג הירא היוחסין כ"ש מו"ה יעקב ישראל נ"י שמערלער


An amazing story is recounted in "Hilulah De'Rashbi" (pg. 63): "I personally witnessed a miraculous and wondrous event in Meron, Lag Ba'Omer 5683 (1923).


There are many well-founded sources for this powerful segulah. Many great rabbis spoke about the power of Chai Rotel and lauded the practice of chai rotel and spoke about the many miracles attributed to the segulah.

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