Tomb of Rachel (Kever Rachel), Bethlehem

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A place considered holy for three religions--Islam, Christianity, and Judaism--Tomb of Rachel (Kever Rachel) represents the alleged final resting place of the ancient Hebrew matriarch. Located in the northern regions of Bethlehem, the pilgrimage site attracts thousands of tourists and believers annually. Experience a feeling of togetherness in this place of mutual respect, where different religions come together to pray in harmony. Visit the handful of chapels and studies on site, and inspect the recently built wall around the tomb. Tomb of Rachel (Kever Rachel) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • On our first trip to Israel we went to Bethlehem on a Friday afternoon when the Tomb of Rachel was closed for the Sabbath. This time we didn't want to miss it. The Tomb of Rachel is near Bethlehem...  more »
  • Nothing is simple in the Holy Land, so one might expect Rachel's Tomb to attract controversy, and so it has.. Rachel was a matriarch, favourite wife of the patriarch Jacob but she was not interred at....  more »
  • Wonderful experience. Visited while on the way to Bethlehem. A beautiful building however this is a biblical old testament site. A must see venue near Jerusalem just south of the magical city. Well worth the time, you'll not be disappointed.
  • The place to go to pray for yourself and loved ones.

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