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Secrets of the Cave: How, Exactly, Were Our Avos Buried?

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Rabbi YY Jacobson

The Position of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the Machpailah Cave

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Visitors to the Mearat Hamachpalah in Hebron might have observed the strange order of the tombstones on the graves of our Patriarchs and Matriarchs: Isaac on the right, Abraham in the center, and Jacob on the left. Why are they interred in that order? Is there any historical accuracy to this order? A fascinating observation in the Jerusalem Talmud about the position of our forefathers in the cave have raised many an eyebrow. It was the Rogatchover Gaon, Rabbi Yosef Rozen (1858-1936), who analyzing the biblical text, presents an astounding novel account of the burial of our Avos, solving this ancient dilemma.

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