Tomb of Rachel (Kever Rachel), Bethlehem

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A place considered holy for three religions--Islam, Christianity, and Judaism--Tomb of Rachel (Kever Rachel) 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. Tomb of Rachel (Kever Rachel) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Bethlehem Edition.
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  • There is an interest only if you are observant and religious. Otherwise you enter between two walls by bus, then the grave is in a room with a man and a woman. Outside many military, to avoid projectiles, hug the walls and we still felt the tear gas... coaches cannot Park must leave then come back for you, while waiting you realize much of the the situation is very tense.
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  • Holy place for Jews, Christians and Muslims, Rachel's Tomb has significance for women having prayers for health and wealth.  more »
  • Interesting site but not much to see, basically a cupboard with cloth. Easy access by bus 163. Surrounded by concrete walls, the place crowded with weeping,nodding women. Just a sad place. So thankful...  more »
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  • A very holy place for Jewish people. Very seldom non jewish/tourist would visit here. A vehicle (car/bus) is needed to get here, there is a checkpoint and you can't walk alongside the walls
  • An important historical site and a wonderful view into the religious life of the ultraorthodox
  • Holy place for the Jews. Emotional experience
  • Wow! It's impossible not to cry, well she's a real mother.
  • 1. There is no such state as Palestine. 2. The Tomb of Rachel was deliberately and specifically placed behind giant concrete walls to keep it under Israeli control and not under control of the Palestinian Authority. 3. Let's be honest, if the Arabs controlled Rachel's tomb either Jews would not be allowed to pray there (Like the Temple mount) and/or it would be continually desecrated (Like Joseph's Tomb in Nablus).

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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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