Rachel Weeping for Her Children


Jeremiah prophecies about Rachel weeping for her children because they “are not”

many commentators say he is comparing this to Rachel. However Rachel did end if conceiving.. so I don’t understand. What does a voice heard in Rama?



  1. The commentaries have two explanations for the voice that is heard “b’ramah” – on high. The first is that it is Rachel’s bitter weeping as she watches her children being taken into exile by the Babylonians. The second approach is that it is the cries of the Jewish People as they are led off into exile by the Babylonians.

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