Love of the Land

For the week ending 28 June 2008 / 25 Sivan 5768

Kfar Saba Tomb of Binyamin

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

Like all the sons of the Patriarch Yaakov, the youngest of them, Binyamin, found his final resting place in Eretz Yisrael.

There is a wide range of opinions as to exactly where he was buried. Some claim that he was buried in Jerusalem, which was in the part of the Land inherited by his tribe. Jewish pilgrims from medieval times believed that he was buried in the Beit Netofa Valley near Tzipori. The most popular tradition, however, is that his tomb is near Kfar Saba on the way to Kalkilya.

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