November 10, 2005

This Sunday is the Yahrtzeit of Rachel our Mother

Ever since her passing, thousands of men, women, and children have journeyed to the Tomb of Rachel (Kever Rochel) to request her intercession on their behalf. The barren pray for children. The sick pray for health. The lost and the troubled pray for release and relief. Please also see the page on Rachel which explains the custom to wear a "Red Bracelet". Jacob must have known that her resting place would become, a destination for spiritual people to come pray and connect with the soul of Rachel, Jacobs destined soulmate, the mother of "Hope and Faith". Rachel died in childbirth of her second son Benjamin.

Jeremiah 31:14: "Thus said Hashem: A voice is heard on high, wailing, bitter weeping, Rachel weeps for her children; she refuses to be consoled for her children, for they are gone. Thus said Hashem: Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears; for there is reward for your accomplishment - the word of Hashem - and they will return from the enemy's land. There is hope for your future - the word of Hashem - and your children will return to their border."

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