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        1/17/2013, Shevat 6, 5773

      Rabbis to Police: Take Pressure off Rachel's Tomb

      Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz of the Western Wall and the Holy Sites was joined, Thursday, by Rabbi Yoseph Schwinger, who heads the National Center for Developing Holy Places, in asking Jerusalem District Police Commander Yossi Pariente and others to restore order to the area around the Rachel's Tomb (Kever Rachel) compound, just north of Bethlehem. The facility has been under increasingly repeated attacks recently as youths from the Palestinian Authority get close to the security fence and throw rocks and improvised explosive devices.

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