Sacred Sites in Contested Regions

The Grave of Miriam the Laundress

The Tomb of Miriam Hakoveset

The Grave of Miriam the Laundress sits among the tens of thousands of tombstones dotting the Mount of Rest (har ha-menukhot), a cemetery in the West Jerusalem neighborhood of Givaat Shaul. Devotees consider Miriam Mizrahi (Died 1967), popularly known as ha-koveset (the laundress), to have been a pious miracle worker who helped countless people with severe fertility problems in the mid-twentieth century.

Nurit Stadler