Where is Mordechai and Esther buried?

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Where is Mordechai and Esther buried?

Mordechai is buried in the city of Shushan.[1] The tomb of Mordechai can be found in the city of Hamadan, Iran. Esther is buried in a Northern Galilean town called Baram.[2] She was buried there by her son Daryaveish, the king of Persia, who was commanded by Esther to do so prior to her passing.[3] The city of Baram is located a 25 minute drive from Sefad. Every Shushan Purim, a Minyan of Jews from Tzefas would visit her grave and read the Megillah there, and eat and drink and rejoice.[4]


[1] Sefer Hamiameir 3:226 in name of Yichus Tzadikim, written by traveler Gershom Ish Shakramila in 1561

[2] Brought in many Sifrei Masaos of the middle ages: Sefer Hamimaeir ibid in name of Yichus Hatzadikim [1561]; Shmuel Ben Shimshon [1211]; Masa Depalastina; Michtav Reb Menachem ben Peretz Hachevroni [1220]; Totzos Eretz Yisrael [1350]; Ilan Beit; Rebbe Moshe Basula [1522]; Igeres Yichus Havos Vehanivim [1537]; Rebbe Moshe Chaim Kapusto; Yidei Moshe; Kivrei Avos

[3] Menachem ben Peretz Hachevroni [1220]

[4] Igeres Yichus Havos ibid

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