The 10 days that Ohel Yitzchak is open to Jews*
|April 12-13, 2017||16-17 Nissan 5777||Wednesday & Thursday||Chol HaMoed Pesach|
|August 21, 2017||29 Av 5777||Monday||Erev Rosh Chodesh Elul|
|September 21-22, 2017||1-2 Tishrei 5778||Thursday & Friday||Rosh Hashana|
|September 26, 2017||6 Tishrei 5778||Tuesday||Aseret Y'mei Teshuva - Slichot|
|September 30, 2017||10 Tishrei 5778||Shabbat||Yom Kippur|
|October 8-9, 2017||18-19 Tishrei 5778||Sunday & Monday||Chol HaMoed Succot|
|November 11, 2017||22 Cheshvan 5778||Shabbat||Parshat Chayei Sarah|
According to official data, about 600,000 Jews visit Ma'arat HaMachpela per year.
*Dates subject to change
|Shacharit||Vatikin/Sunrise Minyan - Sephardic
Vatikin/Sunrise Minyan - Ashkenazic
7:30 AM - Ashkenazic
8:00 AM - Ashkenazic
25 minutes before Sunset
|40 minutes before sunset
|10 minutes after Shabbat is over
8:00 PM Melave Malka
The agreed compromise at the Tomb of Machpela is to reserve ten days a year for non-Muslim worship and ten days for Muslim-only worship.
The non-Muslim days generally correspond to holidays such as Passover, Sukkot, Parshat Chaya Sarah, etc. when tens of thousands of Jewish visitors come to Hebron, and the Muslim-only days coincide with their special month-long holiday of Ramadan.
As part of our mutual understanding, the Tomb of Machpela will be open to Muslims only on the following dates:
Friday, June 6, 2016
Friday June 17, 2016
Friday June 24, 2016
Friday July 1, 2016
Shabbat July 2, 2016 (subject to change)
Wednesday July 6, 2016 (subject to change)
Jewish prayer services on these dates will be held outside at the Seventh Step. For more information call 050-647-7776.