Rachel’s Tomb is a place which arouses the emotions of those who visit. People come from all over to pray at the burial place of our holy matriarch. There is definitely a feeling of prayers being answered at that holy place. It is said that in time of need Rachel will cry and beg for the mercy of her children.
For security purposes, a large fortress-like wall was built to surround the original building. There are convenient options of getting from Jerusalem to the Tomb of Rachel by bus, although it does take longer. Private cars and taxis can use the parking lot next to the building.
On the date of Rachel’s death on the Jewish calendar (11 Cheshvan) it is considered an auspicious time for prayer and thousands of people come to pray that day, with buses leaving from Jerusalem all day.
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Posted: January 4, 2020
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Hebron Rd 96
Open all day.
Closed from 10:30 pm-12:30 pm on Sunday-Wednesday
The Complex is closed on Saturdays and Holidays
The 163 Egged bus leaves from the bridge of strings to kever rochel, but it makes a huge detour. The bus ride costs 5.90 NIS. For more information about the Egged buses check: https://www.egged.co.il/
Specific Kever Rachel buses. For all information and prices call: 1800800863.
It is difficult to get clear bus information online. The best usually is to get information from a local.