Ensuring a Jewish Presence in Hebron


The Hebron Fund Celebrates Jerusalem Day & Hebron Day with 5,000 Students

How do you make Jerusalem Day real for 5,000 students? How do you bring Jerusalem, the heart of the Jewish people, into the hearts of so many 3-8 graders? Play the game HERE  How do you make Yom Yerushalayim real for 5,000 students? How do you bring Yerushalayim, the heart of the Jewish people, into … Read more

Psalms 130 & 133

Psalms Chapter 130 תְּהִלִּים א  שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת: מִמַּעֲמַקִּים קְרָאתִיךָ    יְהוָה. 1 A Song of Ascents. {N} Out of the depths have I called Thee, O LORD. ב  אֲדֹנָי,    שִׁמְעָה בְקוֹלִי: תִּהְיֶינָה אָזְנֶיךָ, קַשֻּׁבוֹת–    לְקוֹל, תַּחֲנוּנָי. 2 Lord, hearken unto my voice; {N} let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. ג  אִם-עֲוֺנוֹת תִּשְׁמָר-יָהּ–    אֲדֹנָי, מִי יַעֲמֹד. … Read more

“Open Iftar” united Muslims and Jews in Hebron

COVID-19 health corporation and business investments are uniting residents is so-called “flashpoint” City of Abraham. Jewish Hebron residents joined their Muslim neighbors for a traditional iftar break-fast meal hosted by the Judea and Samaria Chamber of Commerce. During the Islamic month of Ramadan, Muslims fast during the day and break their fast at sundown. The … Read more

US Congressman supportive of Israel and Hebron Mourned

Rep. Alcee Hastings defended Hebron after a biased UNESCO vote. The Jewish community of Hebron mourned long-time US Representative Alcee Hastings who passed away at the age of 84. Rep. Hastings wrote a resolution in 2017 supporting the Jewish connection to Hebron. H.Res.433 disapproved of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee … Read more

Passover Events Return to Hebron

passover in hebron 2021

Music, prayer, kids activities and more return to Hebron after a difficult year. Music, kids activities, free tours, and open access to the ancient Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs took place during Hebron’s scaled-back Passover festivities as visitors were happy to see a return to life after a year of COVID-19 lock-downs. Now that over … Read more

In Hebron, Purim is celebrated for two days. Here’s why.

Hebron’s ancient walls give it a unique status for the Jewish holiday of Purim. (PHOTO: Local Hebron residents in Purim costumes, 2018.) Hebron has the unique distinction of being one of the few cities in the world that celebrates Purim on two days. Jewish communities in walled cities celebrate Purim a day later. This is … Read more

Festive Hanukkah in Hebron despite COVID-19

Chanukah Menorah lit up on top of Ma'arat HaMachpela, the Tomb of the Forefathers and Mothers, in Hebron Israel.

Hebron celebrated the Festival of Lights while staying safe. The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah was celebrated in Hebron in a festive manner despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. HEBRON FUND HELPS HANUKKAH The Hebron Fund arranged Chanukah activities around the city including candle-lightings, delivering sufganiot (jelly donuts) and an IDF soldier appreciation BBQ. The non-profit organization’s … Read more

Final Approval: Machpela handicapped access to benefit visitors of all faiths

People in wheelchairs are carried up the long staircase to enter Ma'arat HaMachpela

Objections to elevator for wheelchair-bound visitors rejected by government, clearing way for construction. After years of political obstacles, the handicapped access project for the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Hebron has received final approval. Israel’s Ministry of Defense issued a directive to the subcommittee for planning and licensing in the Civil Administration to … Read more

Hebron Artifacts Discovered in Jerusalem

Hebron was a thriving center that transported goods to Jerusalem during the First Temple Era.   Over 120 jug handles and other artifacts were discovered in July in Jerusalem at a huge archaeological site dating back to the First Temple Era. Many of the jug handles were inscribed with the words “to the King, Hebron.” … Read more


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