Bag of Earth from Mount of Olives from Jerusalem

Earth from the Mount of Olives from Jerusalem. The image on the front is a smaller version of the image depcted on the back of the bag. The image depicts the Pillar of Absolam, the Tomb of the Sons of Hezir and Tomb of Zechariah.

Identifer: CJF.2013.001.007


Jerusalem; Death

Golf Manor Synagogue

Soil from the Mount of Olives is customarily used in the burials of religious Jews who have died in the Diaspora. While preparing the body for burial, soil is sprinkled in the coffin and on the corpse while the following verse is recited: “His land will atone for His people.” (Deut. 32:43). 

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