Friday, November 26, 2010

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Kevorim of Tzfat and Meron

The hills of Tzfat and Meron are covered in holy kevorim (tombs) of generations of tzaddikim of Israel.  Our friend Reb Dovid of DAF Studios Israel (top quality photography for all types of events and simchas – 054 971 7859) took a trip up north and shares some of his pictures with us…

Near Havakuk HaNavi (Habbakkuk the biblical prophet), down the side of the mountain after a twist and a turn are a few small ancient blue domed buildings (blue domes are a sign of a holy kever around Tzfat)…

A peak inside shows it’s covering the entrance to a burial cave…

It’s the burial place of Rabbaynu Bachaya and his students…

A short distance away we find another such building…

This one is from the Tanna Rabbi Eliezer ben Yaakov...

Some of them are REALLY small inside, this is one of those…

As you can see, these kevorim are regularly visited and cared for.  The actual kevorim are over 1,200 years old (some older) and in almost every case the buildings themselves are as well…at least the walls.  Other parts (roofs, stairs) have been repaired or replaced.

May the merits of the holy tzaddikim stand for all Klal Yisroel.

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