Here is Maarat HaMachpela in Hevron – Burial Cave of Machpela, where reside the Tombs of the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob with their wives, Sara, Rebecca, and Leah – Photo by Rabbi Lazer Brody
BibleSearchers Reflections – Rabbi Lazer Brody is one of the most popular of the Hasidic rabbis in Israel, a very personable person who has a big heart for all people. His mission is to redeem the Lost Jews that have been assimilated into Gentile society especially in the West. For those Lost Tribers living in America and Europe it’s always nice to reach in personally and see in a brief moment of time how a Jewish rabbi visualizes his Jewish heritage and prophetic future.
Is it not surprising that in spite of 2000 years of exile for the Jews and 2700 years of exile for the Lost 10 Tribers of Israel, and in spite of the Ten Tribers corruption of true Torah spiritual lifestyle by the Roman Christian Church, how much we share in conceptualizing our present and our future reality?
Rabbi Lazer Brody – “I just returned from a moving trip to Hevron, where by Hashem's ever loving grace, I had the privilege of praying in the Cave of the Machpela, where Abraham and Sara, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah are buried.
I asked our holy ancestors to beg in our behalf at the Divine Throne, that we should merit a New Year 5766 (2006) of peace, prosperity, and fulfillment of all the redemption prophecies; though I didn't have time to call for your individual kvittlach (prayer petitions for blessings), rest assured that I prayed for you and your family there.
Leah's gravesite – Photo by Rabbi Lazer Brody
May we all see our holy forefathers soon in the flesh, with the full redemption of our people in our holy land, the ingathering of the exiles, the coming of Moshiach, the revival of the dead, and the rebuilding of our Holy Beis HaMikdash (The House of the Holy in the Temple), Amen. More than anything, may we merit to see the revelation of Hashem's Divine Presence within our midst, Amen Sela.
The feeling of being in the company of the holy zaidies (princesses) and bubbies (princes) defies description, so I'll just show you the pictures
Abraham's gravesite – Photo by Rabbi Lazer Brody
Learning together in under the watchful eye of Yaakov Avinu – Photo by Rabbi Lazer Brody
IDF soldier straightening sandbags at the entrance to the Cave of Machpela - Photo by Rabbi Lazer Brody
Maarat HaMachpela (Cave of Machpela): A little Piece of every Jew's Heart is always here - Photo by Rabbi Lazer Brody