Thousands pray at Rachel's Tomb

Tens of thousands of worshipers flock to Rachel's Tomb to mark Rachel's yahrzeit.

Chaim Lev ,

Praying at Rachel's Tomb
Praying at Rachel's Tomb
Nati Refael, Hadashot 24

Tens of thousands of worshipers began to flock to Rachel's Tomb in Bethlehem on Monday evening, in order to mark the yahrzeit (anniversary of death) of Rachel, which is marked on the 11th day of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan.

Charitable organizations distributed hot food and hot and cold beverages to the worshipers.

Rabbi Tzvi Uziyahu of the Rachel's Tomb Institutions, which runs a kollel for students at the site of Rachel's Tomb throughout the year, said on Monday evening that thousands of worshipers have so far visited the site to pray for the success and salvation of the nation of Israel.

"We thank the security forces who have stepped up security around the site,” he said.