Following an uplifting shabbos in Meron, thousands of people gathered by Rashbi’s tzyion on motzei shabbos for havdalah. Taking advantage of the relative calm before the storm, people flocked to daven by the tziyon before the first buses from Yerushalayim arrived, as security and rescue personnel put the finishing touches on what many say is one of the most complex inter-agency events of the year. At 11:00 people gathered to watch the Boyaner Rebbe light the medura. Dignitaries including Eli Yishai were present for the ceremony, which was followed by the start of the dancing, accompanied by the famous band of musicians.
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