Tourist tip #369 / Visiting the sages at Safed's old cemetery
A stroll through its graves provides a glimpse of the religious rock stars of yore.
While the Good Lord made a point of having Moses laid to rest in an unknown location in order to avoid his grave becoming a focus of worship, the tombs of great latter-day rabbis have become destinations for pilgrims. From New York (Menahem Mendel Schneerson) to Uman (Nachman of Breslov) and Mt. Meron (Shimon Bar Yochai), these deceased rabbis draw crowds like rock stars.
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