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Fulfilling Words Of Prophets, Children Of Gush Etzion Return And Rebuild

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Rabbi Tuly Weisz, founder of Israel365, explains  in his commentary on the Book of Genesis, published in The Israel Bible, that Rachel was buried there, rather than in the family plot in Hebron, because years later this would become the side of the road on which the Jews were forcibly marched into exile following the destruction of the first Temple. “At that devastating moment in Jewish history, the downtrodden people found comfort in Rachel’s holy resting spot as she entreated God’s mercy towards His people,” writes Rabbi Weisz. This story is alluded to in Jeremiah’s prophecy: “A cry is heard in Rama – wailing, bitter weeping – Rachel weeping for her children” (Jeremiah 31:14). Rabbi Weisz said that according to the Zohar, the foundational book of Kabbalah, the Messiah will likewise lead the devastated people of Israel along this same path, past Rachel’s grave, as they fulfill Jeremiah’s prophecy. “And there is hope for your future —declares Hashem: Your children shall return to their country” (Jeremiah 31:16). Similarly, noted Levy to Breaking Israel News, the prophet Amos, whom the Bible teaches hails from Tekoa, a city in Gush Etzion, prophesied that God would rebuild Israel’s ruins and make the land flourish once more. “I will restore My people Yisrael. They shall rebuild ruined cities and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and drink their wine; They shall till gardens and eat their fruits” (Amos 9:14). In Gush Etzion this prophecy comes to life… (READ MORE)


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