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Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem

Rachel's Tomb (Bilal's Mosque) is the 3rd most important Jewish holy site and is situated on the Jerusalem - Hebron road just before the road forks right to Hebron, left to Bethlehem.

Rachel's Tomb

The small 19th century domed building marks the traditional Tomb of Rachel, wife of the patriarch Jacob (pbuh) and mother of Joseph (pbuh) and Benjamin, who died while giving birth to her second son Benjamin and was buried on the way to the Ephrata, Bethlehem; "And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave" (Gen. 35:19). The present sanctuary and mosque were built during the Ottoman period.
 

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