Photo Friday: A Visit to Rachel’s Tomb

This weekend, Jews around the world will commemorate the anniversary of the death of the matriarch Rachel (some 3,600 years ago!). According to IsraelDailyPicture.com, “at least 100,000 Jews are expected to visit Rachel’s Tomb this week.” The burial site is located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, which at times has been closed off to Jewish tourism,

Check out more photos and learn about the tradition of visiting Rachel’s tomb on IsraelDailyPicture and on our site.

And Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Efrat, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day.” Genesis 35:19-20

 

Photos: WikiCommons,  George Eastman House collection, American Colony collection in the Library of Congress, Omaha Public Library

Author: Stand For Israel | October 26, 2012
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  • LaVonne
    October 26, 2012
    3:39 pm
     

    How awesome. I would love to see Israel. I will continue to pray for Israel. I didn’t know that they knew where Rachel was buried. Do they know where Abraham and Sarah are buried?

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  • marsha
    October 26, 2012
    1:30 pm
     

    I have always stood for the State of Israel and its people. I love to see the pictures and I pray for peace for the Jewish nation. I would love to come to Israel and see it for myself.

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