Articles, Legends & Lore


On these pages we're presenting an treasury of articles, stories and lore concerning Rachel and her tomb. Some have been gleaned from sacred Jewish writings, such as Midrashim. Others are personal heartfelt accounts by those who experienced them.  Here are historical facts, news reports, while others are lessons learned, roads traveled and ideas developed.

'On Matriarch Rachel and Mother's Day'  by Eliezar Segal

'Keeping The Tomb Of Rachel Open To Her Children'   by Sharon Katz

'Rachel's Tears'  By Ellen Katz-Silvers

'The search for a miracle at Rachel's Tomb' by Janet Strassman Perlmutter

Poetry by Yaffa Glanz

Who weeps for Rachel?  By Eetta Prince-Gibson

 'Young Folks In Bible Lands' an excerpt concerning Rachel's Tomb
from the 1892 travel log of B.W. Johnson

Present-Day Arab Violence At Another Jewish Tomb near Jerusalem

Arab Treatment of Joseph's Tomb -- an Indicator of Things to Come For Rachel's Tomb?

Baedecker's reference to Rachel's Tomb in his classic 1876 tour guide

The Dhimmi Status of Jews in the Land of Israel and Rachel's Tomb

Midrash: Patriarch Joseph at Rachel's Tomb

Midrash: Rachel Interceded on Behalf of Jewish Exiles in Babylon

The Friends of Rachel's Tomb
Dale Baranowski, Director, P.O. Box 24, 9094200 Elazar, Israel

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