web analytics
May 28, 2015 / 10 Sivan, 5775
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post


Rachel’s Tomb: A Jewish Holy Site Since Ancient Times

The sixteenth century Arab historian Mujir Al Din wrote that Rachel’s Tomb was a Jewish holy place.
Prayers at Rachel's tomb on our matriarch's yahrzeit.

Prayers at Rachel's tomb on our matriarch's yahrzeit.
Photo Credit: Uri Lenz/FLASH90

A U.N. paper from 1949 that documents holy places in Palestine also lists Rachel’s Tomb as a Jewish holy site. Incidentally, it does not list it as a Muslim holy site. Recently Rachel’s tomb has come under attack physically by Arab rioters as well as culturally by anti-Semitic historical revisionists who falsely claim Rachel’s tomb was also a mosque.

Visit United with Israel.

About the Author: Rachel Avraham is a news editor and political analyst for Jerusalem Online News, the English language internet edition of Israel's Channel 2 News. She completed her masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University. The subject of her MA thesis was: "Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings in the American, Israeli and Arab media."

The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

3 Responses to “Rachel’s Tomb: A Jewish Holy Site Since Ancient Times”

  1. It was a huge mistake when Levi Eshkols' request to include the tomb in the annexation of Jerusalem was not implemented.

    In any possible peace agreement that would alter the borders Rachel's tomb should be included within Israel.

    Everyone with a desire to pray there (as opposed to anyone with an intent to murder worshipers there) should be welcome to come there.

  2. Rhonda Clark says:

    Go to: IS OBAMA THE ANTICHRIST, Jesus said Obamas whole name in HEBREW!, scoops.com..see small TV…..go to: IS OBAMA GAY…or…u tube Obama saying I am a muslim…he is the antichrist, and will take out USA, isreal, how he is arming his black army go to: OBAMA SENDS JETS TO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD…OBAMA SENDS DRONES TO AIABS…OBAMA SENDS 30 million To EGYPT, he left the Chopper piece I Iraq, he left our DRONE, in IRAN, so RUSSIA< CHINIA, and now every enemy of Americia, and Great Britian, England, Isreal, now the Muslims have our tecnoloyg. ISREAL TAKES OUT DRONE….is was O damn u drone the ANTICHRIST OBAMA….=A R E G E T I O N..

  3. Rhonda Clark says:

    Go to: IS OBAMA THE ANTICHRIST, Jesus said Obamas whole name in HEBREW!, scoops.com..see small TV…..go to: IS OBAMA GAY…or…u tube Obama saying I am a muslim…he is the antichrist, and will take out USA, isreal, how he is arming his black army go to: OBAMA SENDS JETS TO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD…OBAMA SENDS DRONES TO AIABS…OBAMA SENDS 30 million To EGYPT, he left the Chopper piece I Iraq, he left our DRONE, in IRAN, so RUSSIA< CHINIA, and now every enemy of Americia, and Great Britian, England, Isreal, now the Muslims have our tecnoloyg. ISREAL TAKES OUT DRONE….is was O damn u drone the ANTICHRIST OBAMA….=A R E G E T I O N..

Comments are closed.

UWI blog logo
Current Top Story
Ben & Jerry's new flavor: Bernie Sanders
Ben & Jerry’s Launches New Flavor: Bernie Sanders
Latest Blogs Stories
Riskin Glick Debate

“Land for Peace is a security issue, not a halachik issue” claimed Rabbi Riskin

Fatah1.jpg

Fatah only agrees to talks with Israel to destroy Israel and strengthen its own corrupt&violent rule

Highway 5

The only places where Arab access may be restricted would be what Americans call “gated communities”

Doug Goldstein

Are natural sources of energy, such as thorium and molten salt, effective alternatives to oil?

HaModia’s list of the new government’s ministers omitted the women ministers’ first names: WHY?

Introducing Obama’s latest 2-state solution…

To friends in America: Wishing someone “Happy Memorial Day” means you don’t understand the holiday.

President Obama believes anti-Semites limit their anti-Semitism to discrimination and organizing, but will always put their survival first!

What motivates a successful leader? Who are the best kinds of people to use as your role model?

The warnings came true: Among the 1000 released terrorists, many returned to terror activity

Torah is to be lived. Rabbi Moshe Levinger was a completely living Torah, the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

“Said Rabbi Yochanan: Happy are those who see the fall of Tadmor…” (Talmud Yerushalmi)

Why has Prime Minister Netanyahu given Erdan & Hanegbi insultingly low-level cabinet appointments?

Without Israel, the Jewish People are scattered nomads lacking Torah’s true national grandeur&power

Will it get better/worse for Bibi or does the wily Bibi know/plan something that will shock us all?

Dr. Vernon Smith, 2002 Economics Nobel Prize winner, on predicting housing markets & economic issues

More Articles from Rachel Avraham
1024px-Donna_Edwards_at_victory_rally,_February_13,_2008

Edwards is rated #4 by the Arab-American Institute for her pro-Palestine pro-Arab voting record.

saudi_lady_drivers_2013

A Saudi woman’s like a queen without a chauffeur, driven around by Saudi men whenever she commands

“Most of the Palestinians in Judea&Samaria are former Jews, converted by force by the Ottomans.”

Jewish communities worldwide commemorate Yehudit during Chanukah by eating dairy foods in her honor

In Jordan,Palestinians are discriminated in every field: education; healthcare; employment; business

Living is Israel is costlier than in other countries but how will your kids grow up in the diaspora?

Given these statistics, I feel that it is not worth it to live in the United States.

Pro-Israel groups must broaden their coalitions and feature more pro-Israel minority speakers.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/united-with-israel/rachels-tomb-a-jewish-holy-site-since-ancient-times/2013/05/22/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: