||Jacob set up a monument on her grave. This is the monument that is on Rachel's grave to this very day.
Vayatsev Ya'akov matsevah al-kvuratah hi matsevet kevurat Rachel ad-hayom.
||Israel traveled on, and he set up his tent beyond Herd Tower (Migdal Eder).
Vayisa Yisra'el vayet aholoh mehal'ah le-Migdal-Eder.
Hence, the custom to place gravestones by the dead (Bereshith Rabbah 82).
|to this very day|
See 1 Samuel 10:2, Jeremiah 31:15. It is a famous site even today. The tomb is described as consisting of 11 stones, placed there by the 11 brothers, and a large stone on top, put there by Jacob (Lekach Tov; Massoth Binyamin 10. Cf. Tosafoth, Sanhedrin 47b, s.v. KeSheYistom). A structure was built around it in the 1700's. This is the familiar Rachel's Tomb.
It is on a hill (Micah 4:2; Rashbam). See Shekalim 7:4. It is halfway between Bethlehem and Hebron (cf. Tzava'ath Reuven 3:13). There is a tradition that the Messiah will arrive there (Targum Yonathan).