Mount Meron (Hebrew: הר מירון, Har Meron; Arabic: جبل الجرمق, Jabal al-Jarmaq) is a mountain in Israel. It has special significance in Jewish religious tradition and parts of it have been declared a nature reserve.
Meron is mentioned in the History of the Jewish War of Flavius Josephus (ad 37/38–after 93). It is the site of the tomb of Rabbi Simeon ben Yoḥai, 2nd-century rabbinic teacher and legendary author of the Kabbalistic Zohar. On the day of Lag ba-Omer, Orthodox Jews by the thousands make a joyous pilgrimage to Rabbi Simeon’s tomb; the festivities there last all night. There are remains of a 3rd-century synagogue and ancient tombs attributed to various Talmudic scholars.
The modern settlement of Meron, adjacent to the old site, was founded in 1949 by ex-servicemen from Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Mount Meron is covered with fine forests and commands a scenic view of the surrounding hilly area, which has been set aside as a nature reserve. Hill farming is the primary activity.
*Text taken from Wikipedia & Britannica