More About Hebron

More about Hebron

Hebron is known as the second of the four Holy cities in the Holy Land of Israel. Located south of Jerusalem in the Judean hills, Hebron is the site of the oldest Jewish community in the world. The Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs (Ma’arat HaMachpela) located in Hebron, and the adjacent field was purchased by our forefather Abraham some 3700 years ago, and Hebron was one of the first places where he resided after his arrival in the land of Israel.

King David was anointed in Hebron, where he reigned for seven years, making it the Land of Israel’s first capital city (even before Jerusalem).

Jews lived in Hebron almost continuously throughout the Byzantine, Arab, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods until today.


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