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I remember hearing that Rachel Imeinu was buried in kever Rachel, but was only there for one night and then she went to Mearas Hamachpaila.

I can't remember in whose name it was said. Does anyone know a source for this?

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I am remembering something like Rabbi Shlmo Kluger maybe – sam Jan 23 '14 at 1:25
Ayin Dimah - Rabbi Shlomo Kluger clearly indicates that she was buried and remained in Kever Rachel. – Gershon Gold Jan 23 '14 at 2:17
Doesn't Jacob Tell Joseph that he buried her there many years after he did? Why even mention it if she's in the machpelah? – Baby Seal Jan 23 '14 at 3:21
I would just point out that such a pshat would be arguing with Chazal on several accounts - The sifre says Yaakov did not bury Rachel in Maaras Hamachpela because he would have been embarrassed about being married to two sisters. The midrash in Bereishis Rabba (82) says that he buried her specifically there so that she would be on the route of their path into exile and pray for them. So you are looking for someone going not with Chazal. – Y ez Jan 23 '14 at 4:22
The gemara Sotah 13a says that there was only room for four couples - Adam and Chavah, Avrohom and Sarah, Yitzchok and Rivkah, Ya’akov and Leah. – user4523 Nov 30 '14 at 0:14

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