Tens of thousands of Jewish faithful were expected at Israel's Mount Meron on Wednesday for an annual pilgrimage, a year after 45 people were crushed to death in a stampede.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said his government made a "considerable investment" in new safety measures to ensure there is no repeat of what was described as the greatest civilian disaster in Israeli history.
On April 30 last year, a stampede broke out in the male section of the gender-divided site as the size of the crowd turned a narrow passageway into a deadly choke-point.
At least 16 children were among those trampled to death. Bennett urged worshippers to follow new rules put in place for the event.
Among those is a cap of 16,000 pilgrims allowed at the site at any given moment. Tickets must also be acquired in advance.