12:30PM EST: In what can only be described as a bold, but historic ruling, Hagon Chacham Ovadia Yosef Shlita has just signed a Psak Halacha that all festivities in Meron this Lag BaOmer should be pushed off one day.
Sources tell YWN Israel that since Lag BaOmer falls out on Motzei Shabbos / Sunday, there is fear that much Chillul Shabbos will take place. Therefore he has ruled that the “Hadlakah” and other festivities which take place on Lag BaOmer should be held on Sunday night / Monday.
Our sources tell YWN Israel that Rav Metzger and Rav Shlomo Amar, both of Israels Chief Rabbis have signed as well.
It is unknown if everyone will accept this historic Psak Halacha.
Further details will be published when they are available to us.
(Yehuda Drudgestein – YWN)