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

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

Hezekiyah Neighborhood to be Rebuilt in Hebron

Hezekiyah Quarter

After nearly two decades, the Jewish Community of Hebron has finally obtained building permits. After nearly two decades, the Jewish Community of Hebron has finally obtained building permits to renew the historic Hezekiyah (Hezkiyahu) quarter. The Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration, which governs civilian life in Judea and Samaria, issued 31 building permits this week for … Read more

Parshat Chayei Sarah 2017

The Hebron Fund is now accepting inquiries into this year’s 2018 program, click here for more information, to register, or to sponsor a soldier, or call us at (718) 677-6886 Early-bird Special $600/person (after Oct 15th $700/person)  Parent with their son/daughter $900 (after Oct 15th, $1000) Last year, on Shabbat Hebron 2017, a record breaking, … Read more

Parshat Ki Tisa 2018

Caves of Machpelah

בס”ד Parshat Ki Tisa By: Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron לשכנו תדרשו Inviting the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land For You Have Found Favor in My Eyes, And I Shall Make Myself Known to You by [My] Name   ‘Blessed are You HaShem One Who supports the righteous.’ This week’s parsha highlights … Read more

Inside the Caves of Machpela

Caves of Machpelah

The yearning to enter and pray in the Caves of Machpelah has existed within the Jewish People for centuries. Scores of Jews braved many trials and tribulations in order to reach Hebron. However only a very few were privileged to enter the building covering of the Caves themselves. As is well known, the Arabs prevented … 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

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