Love of the Land

For the week ending 12 January 2008 / 5 Shevat 5768

Tombs of the Sanhedrin

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

It was recently announced that the Jerusalem Municipality is undertaking a major project of renovating the Tombs of the Sanhedrin.

The tombs which tradition claims are the burial sites of the members of the high court of Eretz Yisrael are located near the Sanhedria neighborhood in Jerusalem.

The seat of the Sanhedrin was originally within the Beit Hamikdash, but with the approach of the destruction of the Temple by the Romans it moved to a number of other locations. It finally ended up in Tiveriah where it will eventually be restored.

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