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Rachel is Weeping Over You!

Our Sages tell us that Rachel is not buried with the other Matriarchs in Hevron, but rather “on the way” so that when the Jewish People were exiled from Yerushalayim, as they passed by her Tomb on the way to foreign gentile lands, Rachel would cry over them and beg Hashem to have mercy on them and return them to the Land.
Prayers at Rachel's tomb on our matriarch's yahrzeit.

Prayers at Rachel's tomb on our matriarch's yahrzeit.
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For the sake of Rachel – open your ears. Take a moment to listen. Ask yourselves honestly – why am I here, wallowing amongst the goyim, in a foreign enemy land, when my mother, Rachel, and the Shechinah, are crying out in bitter tears, waiting for me to come home to Eretz Yisrael?

Don’t worry, Rachel.

“For thy work shall be rewarded, says the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy; and there is hope for thy future, says the Lord, and thy children shall come back again to their own border….”

“To their own border….”

“To their own border….”

“To their own border….” Why not now?

Why not now?

Why not now?

About the Author: Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Creativity and Jewish Culture for his novel "Tevye in the Promised Land." For the past several years, he has written a popular and controversial blog at Arutz 7. A wide selection of his books are available at Amazon. The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not represent the views of The Jewish Press


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2 Responses to “Rachel is Weeping Over You!”

  1. Liad Bar-el says:

    “When the Jews sin, they are punished by exile.” (Bere****h Rabbah) What is the cure for sin? T’shuva.

  2. Ruth Hirt says:

    Countless of you dispersed will be going home to your forefathers’ land of Israel.

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