I don't get paid for this. It's just something I feel I should do. It started when I would get annoyed, even frightened at the pushing and shoving I'd see among men trying to get onto buses to Kever Rachel, Rachel's Tomb.
Why weren't people clamoring to get to the site of the Mishkan?I think that the location where the Holy Mishkan sat for 369 years has a holiness that certainly rivals if not passes that of a dead body, especially when many experts say that Rachel isn't even buried there. There are those who say that the real tomb is north of Jerusalem, southeast of Adam.
From what I hear from women who would like to come but don't is that they need easier transportation. They'd like a bus to take them specially once a month, if not more frequently. Thousands and thousands of women show up every year for the Women's TU B'Av event and the T'fillat Chanah which is held every year before Rosh Hashannah.
I don't envision the monthly Rosh Chodesh Prayers as so massive, though there's space and it would be wonderful if thousands of women would come every month on the traditional women's holiday.
Today I saw something that really has me dreaming. I'd like one for Shiloh Hakeduma.
|special bus service to Kever Rachel|
In the meantime, next Rosh Chodesh is very soon. It's during Chanukah.
There will also be activities and street theater there run by the tourist center over Chanukah, 29-11, 1-12, 2-12. For more information and general information about Shiloh Hakeduma email visit