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Prayers for Health and Wealth

Holy place for Jews, Christians and Muslims, Rachel's Tomb has significance for women having... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Navi Mumbai, India
Good place to visit...especially after visiting the Tombs of the Patriarchs.

On our first trip to Israel we went to Bethlehem on a Friday afternoon when the Tomb of Rachel was... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Logan, Utah
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

The tomb is is closed off by the apartheid wall built around it, and at certain times it is closed off to the visitors from Palestine so we went and it was closed off by a giant wall; so we did not get to visit...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

On our first trip to Israel we went to Bethlehem on a Friday afternoon when the Tomb of Rachel was closed for the Sabbath. This time we didn't want to miss it. The Tomb of Rachel is near Bethlehem, very close to Checkpoint 300--on the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank LaurieJanean
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Nothing is simple in the Holy Land, so one might expect Rachel's Tomb to attract controversy, and so it has.. Rachel was a matriarch, favourite wife of the patriarch Jacob but she was not interred at the Cave of Machpelah. Rachel's Tomb is holy to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The mother of Benjamin, the last of the tribe of Israel. Close by the wall built by Israel to separate Palestine from Israel so a little tense. Worth visiting but you have to ask as it's not part of most tours

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Holy place for Jews, Christians and Muslims, Rachel's Tomb has significance for women having prayers for health and wealth.

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Interesting site but not much to see, basically a cupboard with cloth. Easy access by bus 163. Surrounded by concrete walls, the place crowded with weeping,nodding women. Just a sad place. So thankful Jesus conquered the grave. We have hope not dispair!!

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Bleucrayon
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Hugely important jews site, but not visible due to huge wall due to time and security constraints did not manage to visit.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank EAhmad73
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Rachel's tomb is now surrounded by the appalling Wall which Israel is building on Palestinian land in the Occupied Terrritories. It is therefore not visitable

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank dickthed0c
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Crazy to think that one of the Matriarchs is right on front of you. You feel the closeness when you are there. Seems like everyone connects to Rachel.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The Tomb of Rachel is part of the history of the Jews and is maintained by the Israeli authorities and is more like a fortress. Millions of dollars have been invested in order to be able to travel there under proper security and safety. This...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Katz12344
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Андрей С
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Yes, no problem at all. If you are using GPS, you may have to disable the territories prohibition function even though you are not going to the territories.