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Apr 8, 2010

Kever Yehoshua open tonight

Kever Yehoshua is going to be open tonight, allowing people the opportunity to pray at the grave site of Yehoshua bin Nun, along with those of his father Nun, and Kalev ben Yefuna, on what is considered the yahrtzeit of Yehoshua.

The grave is located in the center of an Arab village in the Shomron called Kifl al Har'es - in Tanakh, Yehoshua's final resting place is called Timnas Heres. Normally this village is off limits to Jews, but a couple times a year the IDF, in coordination with the PA, open it up for Jewish visitors for a few hours during the night.

If you are interested in going, just drive out there from midnight and on until nearly sunrise. Kifr Harsa is just opposite the city of Ariel. The IDF sets up a staging area just outside of the village and there is tons of parking available. If you need transportation, they have buses going from different parts of the country, but I dont have details of departure points or times. (If anybody wants to know, leave a comment and I will try to find out for you).

While I will not be going tonight, I have gone a number of times in the past. You can see my series of posts regarding Kever Yehoshua trips in the past, with pictures, in my "Kever Yehoshua" tag.


  1. Bus information:

  2. count me in as interested:


  3. the TOG article has a phone number for information about buses... 052-7696060

  4. http://www.shomron.org.il/_Uploads/3472hilula.pdf

  5. Hey where do buses leave from in Jerusalem

  6. Rafi:

    Thanks for the post. Becasue of your heads up we went last night (pretty sad that this is where I get my news). Will try to email you some pics.

  7. happy you enjoyed it. It is a very special experience.. isnt it?

  8. Eliyahoo William DwekMay 11, 2010 9:21 PM

    Parasha of Beshalach: 17:13

    'Vayachalosh Yehoshua et amalek ve'et amo lefi charev.'

    'And Yehoshua weakened amalek and his people by the sword.'

  9. Eliyahoo William DwekMay 11, 2010 9:21 PM

    Parasha of Beshalach: 17:14

    'Vayomer Hashem el Moshe:
    Ketov zot zikaron BaSefer, vesim beoznei Yehoshua, Ki Macho Emcheh et zecher amalek mitachat Hashamayim.'

    "And Hashem said to Moshe:
    Write this for a remembrance in the Book, and put it in the ears of Yehoshua: for I will utterly wipe out the memory of amalek from under the Heaven."


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