Skip to comments.Rare Video of Israeli Rabbi in Iran, A rare video shows last year’s visit to the tomb of Queen
Posted on 03/07/2012 9:43:28 AM PST by Nachum
Rabbi Yisroel Gabbais self-appointed mission is saving Jewish graves all over the world. A rare video shows his visit last year to Iran and the tomb of Queen Esther and Mordechai, the central Jewish figures iin the story of Purim, which Jews celebrate this week.
A member of the Breslov stream of Chassidism and now living in Israel, Rabbi Gabbai travels with a passport from France, where he was born and married. He has visited Gaza and Lebanon during wars and also has been to Damascus. Rabbi Gabbai wears traditional hareidi religious black clothes and a black hat, with his tzitis (fringed garment worn by Jews], even in Arab countries.
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Happy Purim All
Do they really know where the tombs of Queen Esther and Mordechai are located? That is pretty amazing to me.
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Happy Purim, Nachum!
Esther is one of the last characters in the Old Testament. She would of lived sometime in the 500s BC, after the Persians conquered Babylon.
Virtually every Old Testament character like Solomon, David, Joshua, Moses and Abraham was far earlier.
Religious “tourism” (or pilgrimages, take your pick...) are as old in the Middle East, as the Middle East itself...and there are “traditional” sites (or tombs) for practically everything or everyone significant in the Bible. Now whether these traditional tourist sites are TRUE or not...is another matter.
(I recall reading about the discovery of the foundations of a church built over a rock Mary was supposed to have rested on on the journey to Bethlehem. Yeah, OK....)
Did you watch the video?
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