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Tzaddik's Gravesite

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Prayer at the Resting Places of Holy People
I know that sincere prayer is effective anywhere, even in one's living room. So why am I here in Rostov, Russia, the resting place of Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch, as I write these words?
Question: I was always under the impression that Judaism firmly believed that there are no intermediaries between man and G‑d, and to pray to the deceased is blasphemous and outlawed by the Bible. If so, why is it permissible to ask the Rebbe to intercede...
Visiting the resting place of a Tzaddik in the Torah
This historic overview of Abraham’s burial in the Cave of Machpelah becomes a springboard to clarify the importance of sacred burial grounds. Discover why we pray at the resting place of Tzadikim (the truly righteous) even though we believe in addressing ...
Why do we travel to the resting place of a tzaddik? What happens during our visit there? What kind of connection can one still have with one's teacher after the teacher has passed on?
To understand the concept of prostrating oneself at the graves of tzaddikim: There are severallevels and ways of appreciating the concept of prostrating oneself at a grave. In general, there are five rationales given: a) As stated in the Shulchan Aruch, O...
"The Ohel" is where the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, was laid to rest on the 3rd of Tammuz 5754
29 Elul, 5744 • September 26, 1984
On Erev Rosh Hashanah, the Rebbe visits the Ohel, resting place of his father-in-law and predecessor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch.
Time has passed, and so much has happened since I was a child in Soviet Russia, yet I feel an undeniable connection to this land where so many righteous tzadikim are buried.
Highlighting the anniversary of the passing of Tzadikim doesn't seem to have roots in the Bible – yet, it definitely isn't a modern invention as there are several clear references of such anniversaries being observed in antiquity – as per the sources pres...
What is special about a grave site and what causes us to visit there?
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