On the Aniversary
of the Death of Our Matriarch Rachel
Thousands of Women
Across the Globe will
The offical obserance of her anos/yahrzeit/hillula will begin on Saturday night 12 November 2016 and continue until Sunday night 13 November until sundown.
Rachel, our Mother,
died on the 11th of Heshvan 3,568 years ago in the 2,208th year of creation
or in 1553 BCE.
Every year we commerate
the aniversary of her death variously known as her "hillula" as north African
Jews call it, "anos" as it's called among Spanish/Portuguese Jews or "yahrzeit"
as Ashkenazi Jews refer to it. This year her hillula/anos/yahrzeit
will begin on
Shabbat 12 November 2016 of the Gregorian (Civil)
Calendar, starting Friday at sundown. However, being that the coming Yahrzeit will fall on Shabbat, and being that traveling to the Tomb is forbidden on Shabbat, the observance of her Yahrzeit will be delayed until Motza'ay Shabbat, i.e. that Saturday night and into that Sunday until the next evening.
Open your home
to your friends and family for an evening of Tehillim,
Normally, when her
anos falls on a weekday, women throughout the world will gather together
in small groups to say Tehillim (Psalms) in memory of our Matriarch Rachel.
At Rachel's Tomb typically
tens of thousands of people gather to honor our Matriarch's memory and
recite Tehillim. Those who have the oppertunity to go there should expect
Rabbi Sholom Gold of
Jerusalem has recomended reciting the following Psalms upon this occasion:
42, 43, 44, 50, 55, 69, 70, 74, 79 & 83. Those who visit Rachel's
Tomb should recite those as well as add Psalm 33.
In these gatherings,
we will ask G-d to note the merits of our Ancestors to help us through
these dificult times for our nation.
It is essential today
for the Jewish People to show that we have not forgotten our forbears and
that we will not abandon them.
We will take on the
qualities that Rachel displayed during her lifetime, i.e.: NEVER
TO GIVE UP! NEVER DISPAIR!
Those saying Tehillim
should also pray for the protection from anti-Semetism of all Jews everywhere, victims of Arab terror as well as Israeli Soldiers who are missing in action.
Persist in your efforts
on behalf of Am-Yisrael until He helps us reach our national destiny!
or find the closest
home where Tehillim will be recited.
In Israel you can
via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
by The Freinds of Rachel's Tomb.
note that there will be NO appeal
for donations at these gatherings.
to contribute directly to the Friends of Rachel's Tomb please click
The Friends of
Director, P.O. Box 24, 90942000 Elazar, Israel
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