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Tomb in the News
visitors expected at Rachel’s Tomb
The Jerusalem Post
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
visit Jewish landmark on outskirts of Bethlehem ahead of
event marking anniversary of Rachel's death.
Preparations are underway to secure the visit of 120,000
worshippers at Rachel’s Tomb on October 25 to 28, to mark
the anniversary of her death.
On Wednesday morning parliamentarians Yisrael Eichler and
Uri Maklev (UTJ), Yulia Shamolov Berkovich (Kadima) and
David Azoulay (Shas) traveled to the tomb, which is located
on the outskirts of the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.
After visiting Rachel’s Tomb, they sat around a long table,
in an underground room. Representatives from the IDF, the
Border Police, public transportation and emergency medical
services spoke to the parliamentarians from the Public
Petitions Committee about their preparations for the event.
The actual anniversary of Rachel’s death, according to the
Hebrew calendar falls on Shabbat of October 27. Religious
prohibition against travel makes it impossible for most
worshipers to pray at the tomb on that day.
Instead it is expected that worshipers would arrive one day
before, and one day after.
Worshipers are encouraged to access the site through public
and special transportation.
Shuttle buses are available from Teddy Stadium in the Malha
neighborhood of Jerusalem to the tomb from 4 p.m. to
midnight on Thursday, October 25, and until 2 p.m.
on Friday October 26. The bus service is also available to
the tomb on Saturday night October 27 after Shabbat until
midnight and on Sunday October 28 until 4 p.m.
But tickets will be NIS 6.60.
Azoulay said that the committee was exploring the
possibility that a small number of worshippers would be
allowed to stay at the tomb over Shabbat.
For security reasons the IDF and the Border Police want to
discourage worshippers from walking to and from the tomb
Eichler said it was important to wait an hour after the
Shabbat before opening the tomb to the public, so that no
one working on behalf of the event would be forced to
desecrate Shabbat to prepare for the arrival of the
“Our mother Rachel, would not have wanted us to desecrate
Shabbat,” he said.
But the most emotional moment in the two-hour meeting came,
when Shamolov Berkovich spoke of the shock she felt when she
arrived at the tomb.
It was the first time, she said, that she had traveled down
the winding road, flanked by two high concrete walls, that
protect the worshippers from Palestinians in Bethlehem.
Then she saw the tomb, protected by barbed wire and a guard
Tears fell from her eyes as she described how hard it was to
see those walls. She said that she wished people could pray
to God without traveling by such walls. The large concrete
barriers, she said, reminded her of the divisions that exist
within Israeli society as a whole.
“As someone who immigrated to a Jewish state, it is
difficult to see that people have a hard time visiting a
holy site,” she said.
Palestinians riot near Rachel's Tomb
Some 50 Palestinian stone security forces in northern
Bethlehem; one soldier lightly hurt
01.16.13, 20:56 / Israel News
Some 50 Palestinians rioted Wednesday near Rachel's Tomb in northern
The rioters stoned security forces and hurled some 18 Molotov
cocktails and nine pipe bombs at the troops.
One soldier sustained mild injuries and was treated on site.
Security forces used crowd-control measures to disperse the riot.
One of the pipe bombs thrown at the soldiers hit the nearby security
fence and damaged it.
Tomb: 290 Firebombs and IEDs in 6 Months
Knesset discusses security measures at holy site, will
consider building a roof over the compound.
Arutz Sheva 7
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 5/20/2013, 10:50 AM
The Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee discussed the
security situation at Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem in Monday. It
appears that a roof may be built over the compound, to protect the
worshipers inside from incessant Arab attacks.
The IDF told Knesset Members that about 200 firebombs and 90
improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been thrown at the compound
since November's Pillar of Defense military operation in Gaza. That
means an average of almost two bombs a day.
The military said that the very tall walls that have
been constructed around the compound – nine meters high, or almost
30 feet – have not sufficed to provide security.
Committee Chairman Avigdor Lieberman instructed the military to
examine plans that were drawn up a long time ago, to add a roof over
the compound, in order to provide security for the worshipers
inside. The military is to go back to the committee and report on
its findings in a month's time.
MK Orit Struk said after the discussion, "I am pleased with the
results of the discussion and I hope that we will have the privilege
of seeing Rachel's Tomb turn from a bunker into a proper place of
worship. I thank the IDF and the Border Police for the efforts they
have been making in order to make the place secure."
Coalition Chairman MK Yariv Levin called the instruction to
reexamine security arrangements "important" and predicted that it
would lead to the protection of worshipers and of security
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We all have our times of trouble, and like they say; "when it rains
Genesis 35 reports a period of troubles like that for Jacob. From
the loss of friends and beloved family members, to shocking betrayal
by those he loved and trusted, we would have to say that troubles
poured down on Jacob. Why did all of this happen to Jacob? One
reason is: Jacob was a prophetic picture of national Israel - and we
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