The Family of Israel
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Yosef Kever and his sons Ephriam and Menashe
"Kever Yosef (Joseph) in Shekhem with his Sons the (Tribe of) Ephriam and
(Tribe of) Menashe." These are historic photographs taken approximately
three months before the night guards were murdered and the structure housing
the Kever and education center was looted and torched in the mid 90's.
The symbol of the Tribe of Yosef is the Bull.
The gemstone of the Tribe of Yosef is an Onyx (Shoham)
The flag banner of the Tribe of Yosef is a black color
Kever Yosef (Joseph) as well as his sons
The Forefathers of the Tribes of Ephriam and Menashe - in Shekhem
Binyamin was the youngest son of Jacob, he was the only son that was born in
the land of Israel. All of his brothers, the tribal founders, were born on
foreign soil. He was born on the 11th of Cheshvan and left the world at the
age of 105. Binyamin resembled his mother Rachel (from the Zohar). Binyamin
had 10 sons and he named them all for his missing beloved brother, Joseph.
It is said that Binyamin led a sinless life. In Binyamin's portion of the
land of Israel, the holy temple was built. When his righteous brother Joseph
was sold to Egypt, Binyamin took his spiritual place to fill the vacuum
(from the Zohar). In the book of Psalms, it is said that no negative speech
was ever on his tongue.
Binyamin Ben Ya'akov (Benjamin son of Jacob-Israel),
(his Kever- resting place) is located to the Northeast of the town of Kfar
Saba. It is a beautiful and extremely well maintained site with a wall
around the entire property. The border of the Islamic town of Qalqilya is
located about 1.5 kilometers to the Northeast.
The symbol of the Tribe of Benyamin is the ravening Wolf
The gemstone of the Tribe of Benyamin is a Jasper (Yashpe)
The flag banner of the Tribe of Benyamin is the raving wolf
Yehuda ben Ya'akov (Judah son of Jacob-Israel) - The royal line of kingship
(King David, King Solomon, etc.) comes from Yehuda. The Mashiach will be
from the tribe of Yehuda. Yehuda merits to be the grandfather of the Royal
Tribe of Israel. The Royal line comes from him because he was honest with
himself, honest with the people in his life and honest with G-D. Yehuda, a
man of his word, was willing to be a guarantor and take responsibility for
all of his actions on the most personal level and had the character trait of
implementation (he would speak, act and achieve, he put his money where his
mouth was). Besides the above, he showed strength and cool-headed leadership
qualities at the most critical times in the life of the Tribe (family of
Israel). He also displayed the highest level of personal concern for the
His Cover- (resting place) is located in the small residential but highly
industrialized town of Yehud near Ben Guryon Airport.
The symbol of the Tribe of Yehuda is the Lion.
The gemstone of the Tribe of Yehuda is a blood red Garnet (Nofekh)
The flag banner of the Tribe of Yehuda is a sky blue color
Dan was born on the 9th Elul and left the world at the age of 125. Dan was
the son of Rachel's handmaid. He was considered to be so righteous that
Rachel was granted conception because of him (Bereishis Rabbah). Dan's sons
were extremely energetic and astute individuals. They refined themselves to
the highest degree and became judges over Israel. Shimshon the Danite
(Samson) was from the tribe of Dan.
Dan Ben Ya'akov (Dan son of Jacob-Israel),
(his Kever- resting place) is located due West of Jerusalem about 24
kilometers as the "crow flies".
It is an extremely well maintained site with a synagogue and study hall.
The the town of Beit Shemesh is located about 12 kilometers to the
This location is surrounded by a beautiful forest. Located near by is
Shimshon Ha Gebor's
(Samson the Judge- the strong man) Kever. From Dan's location Shimson's
Kever it is about a one hour hike into the forest.
The symbol of the Tribe of Dan is the Scales of Justice and a serpent
The gemstone of the Tribe of Dan is a Zircon (Leshem)
The flag banner of the Tribe of Dan is a sapphire like blue with the serpent
and scale embroidered on it
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