120,000 Visitors Expected at Rachel’s Tomb

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Preparations are underway to secure the visit of 120,000 worshippers at Rachel’s Tomb on October 25 to 28, to mark the anniversary of her death.

On Wednesday morning parliamentarians Yisrael Eichler and Uri Maklev (UTJ), Yulia Shamolov Berkovich (Kadima) and David Azoulay (Shas) traveled to the tomb, which is located on the outskirts of the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.

After visiting Rachel’s Tomb, they sat around a long table, in an underground room. Representatives from the IDF, the Border Police, public transportation and emergency medical services spoke to the parliamentarians from the Public Petitions Committee about their preparations for the event.

The actual anniversary of Rachel’s death, according to the Hebrew calendar falls on Shabbat of October 27. Religious prohibition against travel makes it impossible for most worshipers to pray at the tomb on that day.

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