Posts Tagged ‘Joseph’s tomb’

 

We Have Failed Joseph; Rachel Still Weeps

editor 9 February 2018

By Paula R. Stern.. Last night, my youngest son went to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus/Shechem with his yeshiva. It is a place I dream of going, a place that calls to me; Joseph calls to me. I’ve been to Rachel’s tomb in Bethlehem many times, and each time I am there, I almost feel that I owe her an explanation for why I have never been to her son’s grave. I feel like I am supposed to report to her, to tell her he is well. Yes, I know he is dead (I’m not insane). And I know he died thousands of years ago…and still we remember him. Still we remember her. (more…)

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Palestinians desecrate Jewish holy site

editor 1 February 2013

By Israel Today Staff. Jewish worshippers visiting the tomb of the biblical patriarch Joseph in the Palestinian-controlled town of Nablus (Shechem) on Wednesday (January, 23rd, 2013) were shocked to find the holy site severely desecrated.

The group of some 2,500 Jewish pilgrims told Israel’s Maariv newspaper that Jewish holy books at the site had been burned, furniture smashed, the smell of urine was abundant, and there was evidence of an effort to burn down the structure. (more…)

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