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40,000 Visit Hebron for Succot

Worshipers praying at the Maarah with their lulavs on sukkot

The Hebron Succot festival, musical Hallel and Cave of Machpela attracted masses. More than 40,000 people visited Hebron during the week of Succot. The director of the Jewish community of Hebron Uri Karzen, summed up the experience stating, “the lulav is just one of four species, each of which maintains its unique essence. Hebron, like … Read more

To Michael Chabon, from Biblical Hebron

Michael Chabon speaking at HUC graduation

It is people who don’t know the reality that prefer to paint Hebron as endlessly in conflict. The Jewish community of Hebron does not “gaze out in scorn” at our Arab neighbors. We have many friends and colleagues among the Arab community — those who reject Jihad. We often meet with Sheikhs and Mukhtars in … Read more

Do Arabs in Hebron Prefer Israel to the Palestinian Authority?

Mohammed Jabber sits with Yishai Fleisher and Noam Arnon

Hebron spokesmen profiled in American news magazine, sit down with Arab resident. Noam Arnon and Yishai Fleisher, who serve as spokesmen for the Jewish community of Hebron were profiled in a lengthy article and video for The Atlantic, an American news magazine. The article entitled “A Muslim Among Israeli Settlers – What happens when a … Read more

Tens of Thousands Flock to Hebron for Passover

Crowds fill the streets of Hebron on Passover

Another successful Passover music festival in Hebron. Over 35,000 people attended the Passover music festival in Hebron on Monday April 2, 2018. The annual holiday event included children’s activities and tours of the historic sections of the city and surrounding nature areas. News outlets reported that over 15,000 people visited the Tomb of Machpela in … Read more

Jewish Life Returns to Beit Rachel & Beit Leah

Israeli flags drape Bait Leah amidst residents' recent move back

Residents evicted in 2016 celebrate Civil Administration go-ahead to repopulate Hebron. Two apartments in Hebron made front page headlines this week as Jewish residents returned to Beit Rachel and Beit Leah. The adjacent buildings located on King David Street near the Tomb of Machpela sat empty for years before being purchased by Jewish residents. In … Read more

Jewish Holiday of Purim Brings Smiles to Hebron

Purim in Hebron

Annual parade draws crowd for joyous holiday fun. The Jewish community of Hebron held their annual Purim parade on Thursday, March 1, 2018, to the delight of families, children and adults. Many came from other cities for the festive occasion in which people dressed up, sang and danced in celebration of the Jewish holiday. The … Read more

US Congressmen Visit Hebron and Express Support

Congressmen in hebron

“Visit Judea and Samaria,” say American congress members on a trip to Hebron and Jerusalem. U.S. Representative Scott Tipton of Colorado and U.S. Representative David B. McKinley wrapped up their week-long visit to Israel with a trip to Hebron on February 23, 2018. The two congressmen were interviewed by veteran Hebron spokesperson David Wilder outside … Read more

1,000 Join Viznitzer Rebbe in Hebron for Wedding

Vznitzer Rebbe in Hebron

Hasidic groups regularly visit the city. In January of 2018, the city of the Matriarchs and Patriarchs welcomed over 1,000 members of the Viznitz Hasidic movement. The wedding of the Viznitzer Rebbe’s grandson was reason to celebrate and family, students, and followers joined in with traditional Jewish songs and prayers. It is common for Hasidic … Read more

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