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Let God In

History is filled with examples where Jewish people pray towards Jerusalem. Psalm 137- By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion. Jews did return and then were expelled once more. Once the Temple was destroyed, those arriving in Jerusalem established prayer at what is known today as the […]

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The importance of a sepulchre

A sepulchre is a burial chamber. In ancient Hebrew practice, it was carved into the rock of a hillside. It is first mentioned as purchased by Abraham for Sarah from Ephron the Hittite (Gen. 23:20). This was the “cave of the field of Machpelah,” where also Abraham and Rebekah and Jacob and Leah were buried […]

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