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        7/25/2012, Av 6, 5772

      Yeshiva Visits Tomb of Aaron in Jordan


      Jordanian Arabs in their red and white checkered headscarfs stood next to Israeli yeshiva students with long payot, black pants and white button-down shirts during a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The yeshiva came to pray at the Tomb of Aaron the High Priest, the brother of Moses. The hilltop location is referred to by the locals as Jabal Harun, or "Aaron's Mountain." 

      Leading the delegation was Rabbi Mordechai Motta Frank. The visit took place last week during the anniversary of the passing of Aaron as recorded in the Torah. Members of the group performed the ancient Priestly Blessing, known in Hebrew as Birkat Kohanim outside the tomb. The yeshiva also visited the nearby city of Petra which was the home to the ancient Nabataean people. The Kikar HaShabbat website posted photos of the trip on Wednesday.