Ensuring a Jewish Presence in Hebron

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Tomb of Ruth and Jesse – Great-Grandmother and Father of King David

The tomb of Ruth and Yishai

For generations Jewish people have visited the Tomb of Ruth and Jesse. Today, the refurbished site attracts thousands, especially on Shavuot. The tomb of Jesse and Ruth is the ancient site that marks the burial locations of the father and great-grandmother of King David. Some archaeologists believe the site may be connected to King David … Read more

Tel Hebron Archaeological Park and Admot Ishay-Tel Rumeida Neighborhood

Ancient Mikveh at Tel Hebron

Tel Hebron is an ancient archaeological site and a residential neighborhood in city of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs. Tel Hebron is an ancient archaeological site and a residential neighborhood in Hebron. The residential section is referred to as Admot Ishai and consists of several caravan style homes and the Beit Menachem building. Located within the … Read more

Avraham Avinu Synagogue

Inside Avraham Avinu Synagogue

The Abraham Avinu Synagogue (Hebrew: בית הכנסת על שם אברהם אבינו) was built by Hakham Malkiel Ashkenazi in the Jewish Quarter of Hebron in 1540. The domed structure represented the physical center of the Jewish Quarter of Hebron, and became the spiritual center of the Jewish Community there and a major center for the study … Read more

Beit Hadassah – From Historic Hospital to Symbol of Rebirth

Beit Hadassah

The Beit Hadassah building and neighborhood have a rich past The historic Beit Hadassah complex in the Old City of Hebron dates back to 1893. The first floor was built with funds donated by the Jewish communities in North Africa. Its creation was initiated by Rabbi Haim Rahamim Yosef Franco (1833-1901), a noted scholar known … Read more