Cemetery Renovations Lead To Possible Discovery Of Ibn Ezra’s Kever


Until now, the burial place of the Ibn Ezra (1090-1165) has been unknown. It was not even certain whether he died in Spain or Eretz Yisroel, NRG reported. This state of affairs may have changed with the recent discovery of a large, impressive old tombstone in Tzefas’ ancient Tzefas cemetery bearing the inscription: “The grave of the elder, the chacham, the expert doctor, Rav Avraham IbN Ezra, may his soul rest in Eden.” The letters of the actual name are small and coarsely chiseled compared to the rest of the inscription, leading one to suspect that they may have been added at a later time.

The cemetery’s hekdesh discovered the stone during renovations of the site. Tzefas Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu said he would reserve judgment until the establishment of further details. “The kever is located near the cave of Chana and her seven sons, Rabeinu Bechaye and people from the time of Rav Yosef Karo,” Rav Eliyahu said. “This is an ancient place and it is very logical that had Ibn Ezra passed away in Eretz Yisroel, he would have been buried in Tzefas.”

{Matzav.com Israel News}



  1. IBN EZRA is just a surname by shared by all the members of the IBN EZRA family
    there are many “moshe cohens” and likewise many “abraham ibn ezras”


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