Daily Israel Report
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  6/14/2012, Sivan 24, 5772

Massive Visit to Joshua's Tomb Planned Thursday Evening


The Shechem Echad (One Shechem) association, in conjunction with the Samarian (Shomron) Regional Council, is planning a massive visit to the tomb of Joshua Bin-Nun in the western Samarian Arab village of Timnath Cheres, next to the city of Ariel. Soldiers from the Ephraim Brigade will provide security. The visit is in conjunction with the weekly Torah reading about the 12 spies sent by Moses to gather intelligence on the Land of Israel before the Children of Israel were to enter the land. Joshua and Caleb Ben-Yefuneh dissented from the ten others who said that the Children of Israel would not be able to conquer the non-Jewish residents, and Joshua ended up leading the conquest.

Thousands are expected during the course of the evening. They are expected to recite the Aleinu L'Shabeach prayer, which Joshua is credited with writing. Residents of the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El have asked those going to the grave to pray for prevention of the uprooting that faces 33 families living in the neighborhood.