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Long-haired tots in Mea Shearim join protest against Meron closure

Demonstrators in the ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim rally against the government’s closure of the Meron pilgrimage site in northern Israel over the Lag B’Omer festival, which begins Monday night.

One of the features of the holiday among Haredim is mass haircuts at the tombsite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai for three-year-olds, the first for the toddlers.

The protest spotlights numerous long-haired fuming toddlers.

Ultra-Orthodox men and their three-year-old children take part in a protest against the government restrictions that prevent them from reaching Mount Meron on Lag B’Omer tomorrow night, in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, on May 10, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and their three-years-old children take part in a protest against the government restrictions that prevent them from reaching Mount Meron on Lag B’Omer tomorrow night, on May 10, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Ultra-Orthodox men and their three-years-old boys take part in a protest against the government restrictions that prevent them from reaching Mount Meron on Lag B’Omer, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim on May 10, 2020 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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