Holy Prayer Sites
Tzidkat Rashbi has two full day Yeshivos Kollellim studying Torah at Kever Rochel and in Amukah. Prayers are recited daily at the Holy Sites which are in the vicinity of our two learning centers.
The practice of praying at the grave-site of the Tzaddik is an ancient Jewish concept and custom.
“Even after death, the tzaddikim are called living.” (Berachot 18a). Chassidim and Anchei Ma’ase, who are particular with speech, use the words “Bet-HaChaim”, “Place of the living” rather than the word cemetery. It appears that in Tzfat the name Bet-HaChaim is really appropriate since there’s no place in Tzfat as lively as the cemetery!
The practice of praying at the gravesite of the Tzaddik is an ancient Jewish concept and custom. We see in the Torah that Yaakov buried Rachel on the road outside of Beit Lechem because he saw with prophesy that when the Jews would be exiled to Babylon, they would pass that spot and have the opportunity to pray there, and in the merit of the Matriarch Rachel, Hashem would promise to bring the Jews back from exile.
People from around the world place their prayers on the tomb of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in Meron, Rabbi Yonatan ben Uziel in Amukah, Kever Rachel, and many other places or email them to Tzidkat Rashbi as a messenger to place them at the holy places.