Machpelah

Machpelah

(măkpē`lə), cave, near Hebron; also called the Cave of the Patriarchs. The Book of Genesis relates that it was bought by Abraham from Ephron, son of Zohar the Hittite, for a family burial place. The Mosque of Ibrahim, which now encloses the site, may be a successor to a structure built by the Herods. The mosque was the site of the murder of Muslim worshipers by an extremist Jewish settler in 1994.

Machpelah

cave where Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob are buried. [O.T.: Genesis 23:19, 25:9, 49:30, 50:13]
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Funeral service on Saturday April 25 at Tabor Chapel, Dinas Cross at 11am followed by interment at Machpelah Cemetery.
According to Yedioth Ahronoth, Netanyahu plans to visit the Cave of Machpelah where a synagogue for settlers is built.
Dietrich serves on a national Society of American Magicians committee working to raise money to restore Houdini's grave site and allow for the permanent care of the monument at Machpelah Cemetery in Queens.
Abdel-Nebi drove the getaway vehicle after a terrorist shooting at the Machpelah Cave in Hebron in October 1992 in which reservist Shmuel Geresh was killed and Ronen Cohen was injured.
This time, the reason is as innocent as can be: the organized visits of schoolchildren to the Cave of Machpelah, where our patriarchs are supposed to be buried.
And in certain places, like in the Cave of Machpelah where the Patriarchs are buried, for example, you really get the feeling that they might be alive in there, listening to what we have to say.
CDATA[ Netanyahu denies allegation that world leaders have phoned him to protest the inclusion of the Cave of Machpelah in heritage site list.
the Patriarchs or the Cave of Machpelah which is sacred for Muslims,
She was buried on the way--not at the Machpelah cave where other patriarchs and matriarchs, including Leah, found a resting place.
Little wonder that tens of thousands of Israelis joyously poured into the Old City to touch the stones of the Western Wall, where no Jew had prayed since 1948, and swarmed to Hebron, where a venerable Jewish community had been decimated by an Arab pogrom in 1929, to visit the patriarchal and matriarchal tombs at Machpelah, where no Jew had prayed in seven centuries.
Houdini has lain undisturbed in the Jewish Machpelah Cemetery in New York, since he died on Halloween 1926 aged 52.
Houdini, who's real name was Erich Weiss, is buried in Machpelah Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery in Glendale (Queens) New York.