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PA Mourns Failure to Take over Rachel’s Tomb as Muslim Holy Site

Jews visit Rachel’s Tomb Tuesday to pray that she cries for them. Today, the anniversary of her death, the Palestinian Authority has failed to turn it into a Muslim holy site. Chalk up one for the truth.
Rabbi Chaim Druckman and children from Gush Etzion at Rachel's Tomb to pray for rain and for health.

Rabbi Chaim Druckman and children from Gush Etzion at Rachel's Tomb to pray for rain and for health.
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Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau prays during his visit to Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem in August.

Israel’s Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau prays during his visit to Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem in August.

 

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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6 Responses to “PA Mourns Failure to Take over Rachel’s Tomb as Muslim Holy Site”

  1. David Ricklis says:

    At the end of the article is a sad photograph; the tall walls that the buses have to drive through to Rachel’s Tomb are for the protection of visitors from snipers on the hills above the site.

  2. At the end of the article is a sad photograph; the tall walls that the buses have to drive through to Rachel’s Tomb are for the protection of visitors from snipers on the hills above the site.

  3. Yechiel Baum says:

    considering what they did at Kever Yosef and its destruction and the impurities they do at the Maarot Hamecpelah, we should reinstate all our holy places .

    Israel says it will never leave a soldier behind so what about our ancestors and holy places? Are they any less a Jewish soldier?

  4. Iris Frances Zaft says:

    Hello Joseph and Benjamin were Jewish nothing to do with them.

  5. Praise Hashem! For some Bible scholars say this is the actual site of the birth of Y'shua Hamashea outside Bethleham. She cried for the lives of the innocents.

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