The Ma’arat HaMachpela (Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hebron will be closed to Jews over the next 4 Fridays, due to the Muslim celebration of Ramadan that began today.

Jewish prayers on Friday and on Friday night will instead be held on the seventh step. Before Israel retook control of the Tomb, the Muslims forbade Jews to go up to the building beyond the seventh step.

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On Shabbat day, Ma’arat HaMachpelah will be open to Jewish access as normal.

We remind our readers to be careful when walking near or in the Old City of Jerusalem, as Ramadan has become a time when Arab attacks on Jews have traditionally increased in that part of the city.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. What does it say that the Temple Mount, the Cave of Machpelah, the Tomb of Rachel, the Tomb of Joseph, Mount Sinai, Mount Nebo, Mount Moriah, Mount Hor, Mount Ararat, and virtually all important and major sites of any meaning, for Jews, are in the hands of and/or controlled by those other than Jews?

  2. Palestinians have no rights in Israel, in particular to Israel's Holy sites, Israel respects them but they do not return the courtesy. Israel you are dealing with an average mentality or IQ level of 70 or less, Danish recent Psychological research has carried out a study of their own in Denmark this is the consequence of inbreeding, underage Mothers, undoubtedly Ashura (cutting a young childs fontenelle before fully formed). Of course these people do not respect our Holy sites they are incapable since they think like badly behaved children. What do we do with badly behaved teenagers and children in the civilized world?

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