The Chabad tent by Me’arat Hamachpelah hosted thousands of guests as both sides of the holy Kever were opened for Rosh Chodesh Elul. Access to the side holding Yitzchak and Rivkah is granted to Jews only 10 times a year.
Only 10 times a year, the southeastern section of Me’arat Hamachpelah is opened to Jewish people, so they can pray by the graves of Yitzchak and Rivkah.
The IDF estimates between 30,000 and 40,000 people come each time, in what has become an annual pilgrimage.
To fill the need, Chabad of Chevron erects a tent across from the Me’arat Hamachpelah plaza, feeding the thousands who make their way through.