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 all day from 4 AM until 9 PM.
  • During Daylight Savings Time the Ma’arah is open until 10 PM.
  • These times are subject to change during holidays.
  • During the month of “Ramadan” the Ma’arah is closed on Friday
  • To find out which ten days the entire Ma’arah is open to Jews, call: 02-9965333
  • To find out which ten days the entire Ma’arah is open to Arabs, call: 02-9965333
  • Entrance to the Ma’arah Plaza and to the Seventh Step is accessible 24 hours a day
Shacharit Vatikin/Sunrise Minyan - Sephardic
Vatikin/Sunrise Minyan - Ashkenazic
7:30 AM - Ashkenazic
8:00 AM - Ashkenazic
Vatikin/Sunrise Minyan
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
Mincha 12:50 PM
25 minutes before Sunset
40 minutes before sunset
Seudah Shelishit
Ma’ariv After Sunset
8:35 PM
10 minutes after Shabbat is over
8:00 PM Melave Malka

Shacharit
Vatikin/Sunrise Minyan – Sephardic
Vatikin/Sunrise Minyan – Ashkenazic
7:30 AM – Ashkenazic
8:00 AM – Ashkenazic
Vatikin/Sunrise Minyan
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM

Mincha
12:50 PM
25 minutes before Sunset
40 minutes before sunset
Seudah Shelishit

Ma’ariv
After Sunset
8:35 PM
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 10 days out of the year.
Please call
02-9965333 for more information.

Jewish prayer services on these dates will be held outside at the Seventh Step.
For more information call 050-647-7776.

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