We are all deeply shaken by the horrific tragedy in Meron. People everywhere are crying out, beseeching G-d, seeking some measure of comfort and consolation.
In response to our shared anguish — and the many requests we have received for an opportunity to voice questions and discuss this shocking event — we have scheduled an open conversation with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, to address our questions and help us deal with the confusion, grief and overwhelming heartbreak we are facing.
Thank you Rabbi Jacobson for such a touching and emotional evening. It really gave me some hope that together we can and will get through anything.
Throughout the Bible we read that only Maarat Amechpela and Kever Rahcel are known burial places.We have to stop worshipping graves of “tsadikim” like the one in the Ukraine or of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai on mount Meyron.Burial places are tmeyim! Praying at those graves are paganistic rituals.