This handsome volume contains the wonderful story of the Jewish holy sites throughout Eretz Israel, sketching the lives of important figures throughout the ages: our Biblical ancestors, the prophets, kings, Talmudic tannaim and amoraim, and scholars from scholars from later centuries. In word and deed they served as role models for their contemporaries, and they continue to inspire us today. Their words of wisdom embody classic elements of Jewish culture and faith. Basic to the custom of pilgrimage to these locations is the belief that prayer at holy sites has special meaning. The faithful hold that righteous buried at these sites will act as advocates before g-d, enabling our prayers for health, succes in marriage, and comfortable livelihood to be heard sympathetically. The graves of our ancestors are a source of rich, historical meaning for us, their descendants, connecting us to the Land and to our roots. Only a nation that knows and remembers its past can have a future.
Menachem Michelson, Moshe Milner, Yehuda Salomon
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