Tomb of Maimonides
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Monty B
Rock Hill, SC112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
A beautiful, peaceful, and holy spot in the middle of downtown. Visiting the Rambam’s grave has been a high point of this trip to Israel. It was spiritually powerful to be able to pray at his grave.
Written 9 May 2023
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SOCHISAN
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
A very exciting place to visit. There is no pressure to observe in a certain, other than being respectful. It’s great to connect with my tradition directly.
Written 12 April 2023
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123Josh
Israel34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
My first time and I was not expecting that. We went at night during off-season, so there were only a couple of other people around and very quiet. It's a location for pilgrims so no 'tourist' activity around or anything to do. The structure is impressive. Worth a short visit to learn about one of the pillars of Jewish history.
Written 19 November 2022
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DavidG897
London, UK2,916 contributions
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Apr 2022 • Friends
This is a place for recognition of the enormous importance in Jewish history of the Rambam, the Shelah and a few other giants of the past.

The setting was tasteful and informative and it was clearly moving for some of those visiting
Written 4 April 2022
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judyinjerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The renovated Tomb of the Rambam is a fascinating place to learn about one of the greatest Jewish philosophers. Plaques in English explain the significance of his work. Prayer books are neatly shelved and there are comfortable seats to contemplate how a medieval scholar is still relevant today. On the grounds is the Maimonides Heritage Center that's a place to watch a short English video, look at artifacts and meet some locals.
Written 22 March 2022
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is the burial spot of the famous Moses Maimonides, known by the acronym Rambam. He lived and died 800 years ago. He was a world famous Jewish sage and scholar and codified and organized and explaining all the ancient Jewish religious and ritual laws. His teachings are actively learned, taught, studied and implemented more than 800 years later. In terms of importance and prominence, this Jewish scholar, teacher and leader is considered second only to the original Moses himself, the liberator of the Israelites from Egypt and the giver of the Torah law.

No less amazing to me (and maybe even more) is the several adjacent burial plots, especially of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai, who is credited by tradition with single-handedly saving and ensuring the survival and continuity of the Jewish people and its religious and cultural life after the brutal destruction and decimation by the pagan Romans in the year 70- imagine that: a known grave from 1950 years ago. Next to him are buried at least two additional Talmud teachers from the subsequent era, 1500-1800 years ago.

There is also here the interment site of the scholar from a few hundred years ago, HaShlah, known in English as “The Shlaw.” He is most famous for his prayers for healthy and upstanding children. And sure enough, there were two separate women there at his grave, fervently praying for children (of course I have no photos of them).

As stated and implied in my title, this place has been renovated and restored. When I first visited in 1978, I was shocked at how run down, neglected and decrepit it was. On a subsequent visit- still a good number of years ago- I found the place in the same disgraceful condition.

I was so happy to see the nice renovation that was done probably there to five years ago... the only negative is that the ultra religious authorities placed an almost three meter high wooden barrier in the middle of the burial place, including straight down the middle of the cenotaph- a separation between men and women; on the men’s side, a synagogue was establish, which shouldn’t be done in a cemetery- and that is what this is.

Please see and enjoy my photos from four days ago when “I visited this place.”
Written 2 November 2020
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Waterlaw
Jerusalem, Israel147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is the burial place of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (the Rambam-Maimonides in English), who was born in Cordoba Spain in on the Eve of Pesach 1135 and died in Egypt, at age 69, in 1204, at which time his body was removed to the then Lower Galilee village of Tveria (Tiberias) for burial. It is said that from Moshe Rabbienu (Moses of the Torah) to Moshe (Moses/Maimonides) there was no one like Moshe (Moses). That is how prolific and revered is Maimonides in Judaism. He was a member of the then vibrant Sephardic sect, who was not only one of the greatest Jewish philosophers in all of Judaism, but he was also one of the most prolific commentators of the Torah that ever lived. His influence is widely felt today, in his Mishna Torah and his Guide to the Perplexed.

Maimonides tomb is pitched on a hill that can be difficult to find if your in the lower part of Tveria. Use your GPS or ask the locales how to get there. Once there, you can park your car and walk to a central plaza that has a host of prayer books, including The Psalms (Tehilim).

The Tomb is managed by members of the Orthodox Judaism, so one needs to dress very modestly. This goes doubly for women. But, once you walk down the steps, you enter the tomb. It is a very contemplative place regardless of whether you are a shomer or shomeret mitzvot (one who follows the edicts of the Torah). Secular as well as religious people visit the site and enjoy its beautiful architecture and mood.

There are toilets and places to wash.
Written 8 March 2020
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David Ha'ivri 🇮🇱
Israel478 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Jewish traditions place Rambam's tomb in Teveria or Tiberius in English. Holy place, guests are asked to were modest dress code and head cover. Site open to the public. There are restrooms and a gift shop.
Written 1 February 2020
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Joseph K
80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Rare finding of real piece of history - the place where the study of Torah/Bible continued even when/after Romans destroyed Jerusalem and expelled Jews from the Holy City
Written 5 November 2019
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Gil M
Tel Aviv, Israel51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Recently renovated and totally fixed up, this site is worthy of the great man that was Maimonides (Rambam). Plently of area to pray at the site, plus the other tombs of great rabbis there were also nicely renovated. Worth visiting and paying respect to a man who was (900 years ago), the greatest doctor, philosopher and Rabbi in the world. Centrally located in the city of Tiberias and parking is right by the site.
Written 14 April 2019
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