Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Toldot Aharon and the Bones at the Rashbi Kever


I read today that some Toldot Aharon Chassidim found their way to the Kever (grave) of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron and searched the surroundings of the Kever for human bones. The article on a haredi site was kept short and didn't give too many details. Only that the Toldot Aharon found out that there are actually further bones around the Rashbi grave and, as a result of this, there is a new halachic problem with Cohanim (Priests) entering the cemetery even under halachic circumstances. The Edah HaCharedit would be very upset and hold a talk about the new claims of the Toldot Aharon. This time, the Toldot Aharon seem to really go on the nerves of the Edah.

I am just asking myself how the TA found out about more bones around the Kever ? Did they come with a shovel and started digging ?

Of course, there are bones all over the Galilee, as even the Canaanites used to bury their dead around the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) and in the nearby mountains. If a Cohen is so afraid and masking such a bone fuss, he shouldn't come to the Galilee.

1 comment:

  1. there is no tuma by the mais of a goy so they need only be concerned with yidden. but you're 100% right a lot of eretz yisroel probably has prohibited areas