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  11/8/2011, Cheshvan 11, 5772

Rachel’s Tomb Events go Smoothly


Events Tuesday to mark the passing of the biblical matriarch Rachel at her tomb in Bethlehem went smoothly, organizers told Arutz Sheva. Several thousand worshipers were present, and all were provided with security and transportation, they said.

Fewer people were present than in previous years due to the major turnout at the funeral held in Jerusalem for Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel. However, in the days leading up to the anniversary of Rachel’s passing, up to 15,000 people visited each day, organizers noted.