201. "And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave." Rabbi Yosi asks, Why DOES THE SCRIPTURE ADD THE WORDS, "TO THIS DAY?" HE REPLIES, Because her burial place will remain uncovered until the day when the Holy One, blessed be He, will raise the dead. Thus, it is said, "to this day," the very day OF RESURRECTION.
202. Rabbi Yehuda said that "to this day" refers to the day when the Shechinah shall repatriate Yisrael from exile to RACHEL'S BURIAL place, as it is written, "And there is hope for your future, says Hashem, and your children shall come back again to their own border" (Yirmeyah 31:16). This is the oath the Holy One, blessed be He, swore TO THE SHECHINAH. And Yisrael, when they return from exile, will stand by Rachel's grave and weep, as she wept for the exile of Yisrael. The scripture therefore reads, "They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them" (Ibid. 8), and "for your work shall be rewarded" (Ibid. 15). At that time, Rachel will rejoice by the road together with Yisrael and the Shechinah, as has already been explained.