Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem, Bethlehem

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A place considered holy for three religions--Islam, Christianity, and Judaism--Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem represents the alleged final resting place of the ancient Hebrew matriarch. Located in the northern regions of Bethlehem, the pilgrimage site attracts thousands of tourists and believers annually. Experience a feeling of togetherness in this place of mutual respect, where different religions come together to pray in harmony. Visit the handful of chapels and studies on site, and inspect the recently built wall around the tomb. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Bethlehem holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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The main tourist traffic in Bethlehem consists of tour groups arriving from Jerusalem, getting a hectic tour of the town, and leaving. But Bethlehem's tangled streets house a number of accommodations worth checking out if you want to extend your stay beyond a brief look around. Located here, there, and everywhere, the hotels in town blend in with the rest of the buildings, so you should certainly plan ahead to make sure you know exactly where yours is. A couple of luxury choices have ornamental interiors, fine-dining restaurants, and pools, while standard hotels and guesthouses abound, along with a few backpacker hostels.
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  • Rachel's tomb is now surrounded by the appalling Wall which Israel is building on Palestinian land in the Occupied Terrritories. It is therefore not visitable  more »
  • Crazy to think that one of the Matriarchs is right on front of you. You feel the closeness when you are there. Seems like everyone connects to Rachel.  more »
  • The Tomb of Rachel is part of the history of the Jews and is maintained by the Israeli authorities and is more like a fortress. Millions of dollars have been invested in order to be able to travel the...  more »
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  • Holy place for the Jews. Emotional experience
  • Wow! It's impossible not to cry, well she's a real mother.
  • Good place for praying and even crying
  • If the IDF give this to authority Palestine the local been profaneded,Joseph's tomb had in fire 157 and the Palestine authority dont to anything!
  • Rachel promised to entreat G-D on behalf of the Jewish people. The emotions just gush when praying there. Its a must visit for any Jew