Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our Class Trip

We had a class trip this week for our get-together.  It is traditional in the last month of the Hebrew calendar, right before Rosh Hashanah, the New Year, to repent and ask for forgiveness for our sins of the past year.  This provides hope for the coming year to be one of peace and goodness for everyone.  We traditionally pray at some of the many holy spots in Israel.  Probably, the most favorite place for prayer in the world is the Cave of the Machpela in Hevron, where Abraham and Sara, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah, and Adam and Eve are buried.  Praying to G-d at the holy burial places of our righteous ancestors adds great significance to our prayers.
Our group traveled to three lesser known burial places.  We went to three of the sons of our father Jacob.  These were righteous men whose names where later to become three of the 12 tribes of the Israelites.  
Our first stop was at the burial place of Judah.

Next we travelled to the burial place of Benjamin.

Finally, we visited the burial place of Dan.

The trip was very inspiring and will, hopefully, bring a very happy and healthy year for our group and the entire world.


  1. Where were the kevarim for Yehuda and Binyamin? Kever Dan is right near me.