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Which is the Real Tomb?

Mystery: Today it was reported that the gravesite of Mordechai and Esther of the Purim story, located in Hamadan, Iran, will be designated as a national historical landmark. But an archived photo indicates a gravesite in a different location. Full Story

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Mendy Hecht
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I once did a whole article on this issue for Mishpacha Magazine, research and all. The answer is: teiku. Traditional sources equally indicate both places. (By the way, the sign points to a site just outside modern-day Kfar Baram near Tsfat. On top of a wooded hill there is a pile of stones that is a collapsed shrine of sorts said to be the burial place of Mordechai and Esther. So no one really knows.

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This is quite interesting, I wonder which is the real one. It would make sense that they would have been buried in Iran though, since Esther was the queen there…

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