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The Tomb of El-Khader in Kfar Yasif

El-Khader is one of the five supreme prophets for the Druze and identified with the biblical Elijah.

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Dozens of sites throughout Israel are associated with El-Khader, one of the five supreme prophets for the Druze and identified with the biblical Elijah.

You can find the tomb by following the arrows through a large complex under construction to host the visitors who are constantly on hand at the site. They arrive in especially large numbers for the annual ziyyara (pilgrimage) on January 25, an official Druze holiday.

The original, much smaller building, housing the tomb in its arched chamber, was built in 1880. Ficus trees shade a lawn with picnic tables, a popular local and regional gathering spot. Along with the photograph of Shekh Amin Tarif and other notables on the wall of the tomb is a drawing commonly found at Druze holy places, of King David and King Solomon, which the Druze faith considers not only monarchs but prophets.

The tomb is located on the southeastern side of Kfar Yasif, across the street from a large mosque with a minnaret.

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