This structure, located between Bethlehem and Gilo, contains the grave of Rachel, one of the wives of Yaqoob (peace be upon him) and the mother of Yusuf (peace be upon him).
As the mother of Yusuf (peace be upon him), Rachel also gave birth to her second son, Benjamin (Benjamin), but she had a labou and she died soon after birth. She was buried by Yakub (peace be upon him) in the place above.
This place is considered the third holiest in Judaism after the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and the tombs of the patriarchs in Hebron.
The Rachel’s Tomb is visited annually by tens of thousands of people, especially Jewish women who cannot give birth. Many come to visit on the 11th Jewish month of Cheshvan, the anniversary of her death. Jewish tradition teaches that Rachel was crying about her children and that when the Jews were sent into exile, she cried when they passed her grave on the way to Babylonia.
Believers in Kabbalah sometimes wrap a red thread around the grave and turn it into bracelets that serve as talismans.