In this video, the Cave of the Patriarchs is full of Jewish worshippers partaking in the ‘selichot’ services prior to Yom Kippur. ‘Selichot’ are communal prayers for Divine forgiveness said prior to the High Holidays. Jews have been praying at this holy site for over 3,000 years. You can hear and feel the energy in … Read more
The shofar is sounded loudly and proudly from the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron during Yom Haatzmaut prayer services. Upon the completion of the sounding of the shofar, the worshippers sing ‘L’Shana Haba B’Yerushalayim’- a song expressing the communal Jewish yearning for the final redemption and the building of the third temple in Jerusalem.
Despite the fact that the founding fathers and mothers of the Jewish people, Abraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebekkah and Jacob & Leah are buried in the Cave, Jews, Christians and non-Muslims are restricted from visiting and praying by the Tombs of Isaac and Rebekkah all but 10 days a year. This video shows Jewish … Read more
The Cave of the Patriarchs has been standing and in use for over 2,000 years! The massive tomb structure was built by Herod, who also built, Massada, Herodian, Caesaria Port, and parts of the Temple in Jerusalem, including the Western Wall. The Cave of the Patriarchs stands over the tomb which Abraham purchased, as recorded … Read more
Welcome to Biblical Hebron! Hebron is home to the Cave of the Patriarchs and is a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of people annually. Join Yishai Fleisher and learn about the history of this special city from the times of Adam and Abraham, until today. An ancient staircase in Hebron is one of … Read more
The purchase of the Cave of the Machpela, as the first land purchase in the Land of Israel, is used by our sages as the prototype for the Laws of Acquisition. Our sages point out that the lesson of the Torah story of the purchase describes four different methods by which land can be acquired. … Read more
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