Ma’arah Schedule

Ma'arah Schedule

The 10 days that Ohel Yitzchak is open for Jews, Christians, and non-Muslims*

April 2-3, 2018
17-18 Nissan 5778
Monday & Tuesday
Chol HaMoed Pesach

August 9, 2018
28 Av 5778
Thursday
Erev Rosh Chodesh Elul

September 16, 2018
7 Tishrei 5779
Sunday
Aseret Y’mei Teshuva – Slichot

September 10-11, 2018
1-2 Tishrei 5779
Monday & Tuesday
Rosh Hashana

September 16, 2018
7 Tishrei 5779
Sunday
Aseret Y’mei Teshuva – Slichot

September 19, 2018
10 Tishrei 5779
Wednesday
Yom Kippur

September 25-26, 2018
16-17 Tishrei 5779
Tuesday & Wednesday
Chol HaMoed Succot

November 3, 2018
25 Cheshvan 5779
Shabbat
Parshat Chayei Sarah

April 2-3, 2018 17-18 Nissan 5778 Monday & Tuesday Chol HaMoed Pesach
August 9, 2018 28 Av 5778 Thursday Erev Rosh Chodesh Elul
September 10-11, 2018 1-2 Tishrei 5779 Monday & Tuesday Rosh Hashana
September 16, 2018 7 Tishrei 5779 Sunday Aseret Y'mei Teshuva - Slichot
September 19, 2018 10 Tishrei 5779 Wednesday Yom Kippur
September 25-26, 2018 16-17 Tishrei 5779 Tuesday & Wednesday Chol HaMoed Succot
November 3, 2018 25 Cheshvan 5779 Shabbat Parshat Chayei Sarah

According to official data, there are about 700,000 visitors to Ma’arat HaMachpela per year.
*Dates subject to change

Opening Hours

  • The Ma’arah is open from 4 AM until 9 PM.
  • During Daylight Savings Time, the Ma’arah is open until 10 PM.
  • Times subject to change during holidays.
  • To confirm which ten days (see above) the entire Ma’arah is open, call: (02)996-5333
  • The Rochelle Berkowitz Ma’arah Plaza and Seventh Step are accessible 24 hours a day

There are daily weekday prayers intermittently on an adhoc basis and as follows:

Shacharit 20 minutes before Netz
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Mincha 20 minutes before Shkiyah (Sunset)
Ma’ariv At Shkiyah (Sunset)
8:15 PM

Shacharit
Vatikin/Sunrise Minyan – Sephardic
Vatikin/Sunrise Minyan – Ashkenazic
7:30 AM – Ashkenazic
8:00 AM – Ashkenazic

Mincha
12:50 PM
25 minutes before Sunset

Ma’ariv
After Sunset
8:35 PM

For Shabbat prayer times, please consult locally.

The agreed compromise at the Tomb of Machpela is to reserve ten days a year for Jewish & non-Muslim worship and ten days for Muslim-only worship.

 The Jewish & non-Muslim days generally correspond to holidays such as Passover, Sukkot, Parshat Chayei 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.

During the 10 Muslim only days, Jewish prayer services will be held outside at the Seventh Step.

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