Rachel’s Tomb is situated only a short drive from the Israeli Capital of Jerusalem. Buses and private vehicles are allowed to pass between the thick concrete barriers that lead directly to the Tomb of Rachel. Large groups should coordinate their visit in advance with local Israeli security forces. Individual visitors can access the Tomb of Rachel from Checkpoint 300 after being approved for entry.
THE TOMB OF RACHEL
SOUTH OF IDA STREET ROUNDABOUT
BETHLEHEM, BETHLEHEM, 90907
The Tomb of Rachel is technically open 24 hours, with the exception of Saturday, when it is closed for the Sabbath. However, due to the evolving security situation, The Tomb of Rachel may be closed at certain times. It is best to confirm scheduling by visiting the EGGED BUS website for detailed departures and arrival times.
For millennia, Jews have traditionally turned to Sefer Tehillim, also known as The Psalms, for general success, for protection against enemies, and for recovery from illness. King David composed many of the chapters of Psalms to draw himself closer to God.
It has since become customary for those praying at Kever Rachel to recite the following Psalms: 16, 18, 28, 33, 46, 72, 85, 104, 121, 130Download Psalms Download Prayer
While all visitors are welcome at Kever Rachel, there are a number of suggested guidelines to follow while visiting, as a show of respect for this holy site.
Rachel’s Tomb is located along the Israel-West Bank border, just a mile south of Jerusalem city limits, and it is highly recommended that you use public transportation. There are multiple buses that leave daily from the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem, and you may click on the link below to visit the EGGED BUS website for detailed departures and arrival times.CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE EGGED BUS WEBSITE