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  10/18/2011, Tishrei 20, 5772

More than 3,000 at Joseph's Tomb

More than 3,000 people from around Israel, including religious and public figures, gathered for prayers, Monday evening, at Joseph's Tomb in the Palestinian Authority-assigned Samarian city of Shechem. The prayer coincided with the intermediate evening of the Sukkot holiday dedicated to Joseph, who is a symbolic guest in the booths set up by Jews for the week-long Sukkot holiday.

The Samarian Regional Council erected a sukka at the site.