Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ma'arat HaMachpelah open 24 hours


The Ma'arat HaMachpelah (gravesite of the Jewish forefathers and mothers Avraham, Sarah, Yaakov, Leah, Yitzchak, Rivka as well as Adam HaRishon and Chava) in Hebron will be open 24 hours during the Aseret Yamei Teshuva between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. However, I am not sure whether the Olam Yitzchak is included because usually it is only open to Jews on Chol HaMoed Pessach and Sukkot. Otherwise the Arabs occupy it.

This is the first time that the Machpelah is open 24 hours a day. The reason is that thousands of Jews are especially coming during those ten days. Including many Jews from abroad.


  1. even though this place is so important now i scary to visit it -hebron is not good region last time, what is more i think lots of jews in this place can provocate new agression from arab extrimists...

  2. B"H

    I find it always a little unpleasant to visit Hebron because there is this feary feeling in the stomach when you are on the bus.
    The bus may get attacked and one never knows !

    However, I do think that Jews should live in Hebron and I admire anyone who does. I couldn't because all the security, the fences and wires are just not for me.