I Samuel 10:2
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2  When you leave me today, you will meet two men near the tomb of Rachel in the territory of Binyamin, at Zelzah, and they will tell you that the asses you set out to look for have been found, and that your father has stopped being concerned about the asses and is worrying about you, saying: ‘What shall I do about my son?’

b’-lekh-t’-KHA ha-YOM may-i-ma-DEE u-ma-TZA-ta sh’-NAY a-na-SHEEM im k’-vu-RAT ra-KHAYL big-VUL bin-ya-MIN b’-tzel-TZAKH v’-a-m’-RU ay-LE-kha nim-tz’-U ha-a-to-NOT a-SHER ha-LAKH-ta l’-va-KAYSH v’-hi-NAY na-TASH a-VEE-kha et div-RAY ha-a-to-NOT v’-da-AG la-KHEM lay-MOR MAH e-e-SEH liv-NEE

ב  בְּלֶכְתְּךָ הַיּוֹם מֵעִמָּדִי וּמָצָאתָ שְׁנֵי אֲנָשִׁים עִם־קְבֻרַת רָחֵל בִּגְבוּל בִּנְיָמִן בְּצֶלְצַח וְאָמְרוּ אֵלֶיךָ נִמְצְאוּ הָאֲתֹנוֹת אֲשֶׁר הָלַכְתָּ לְבַקֵּשׁ וְהִנֵּה נָטַשׁ אָבִיךָ אֶת־דִּבְרֵי הָאֲתֹנוֹת וְדָאַג לָכֶם לֵאמֹר מָה אֶעֱשֶׂה לִבְנִי׃

 10:2   You will meet two men near the tomb of Rachel

Rachel’s Tomb in Beit Lechem

Already in biblical times, the tomb of Rachel was a well-known landmark for the Israelites.  Ever since Yaakov buried his beloved wife Rachel (Genesis 35:19), the Children of Israel have prayed at this holy site.  According to the Sages, Yosef stopped to pray at his mother’s grave on his way down to Egypt, and when the Children of Israel were exiled from the land, they also passed by Rachel’s tomb and she cried to God on their behalf, saving them from complete destruction.  During the period of Turkish rule over the Land of Israel, Sir Moses Montefiore renovated the tomb and constructed the domed building that covers the site in Bethlehem until today.  Rachel’s Tomb was one of the holy places liberated by Israel in the Six Day War, and is again a site of prayer for the Jewish people.

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