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November 27, 2015 / 15 Kislev, 5776
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Jewish History in a Nutshell: Hebron

Upon the conquest of Canaan, Joshua assigned Hebron to the tribe of Judah.

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Presently Hebron is home to a strong Jewish community centered around the Tomb of the Patriarchs and during the time of the weekly Torah portion of Hayai Sarah, thousands of Jews make the yearly pilgrimage to Hebron in order to the be close to the resting place of Sarah the great Jewish matriarch .

About the Author: Rachel Avraham is a news editor and political analyst for Jerusalem Online News, the English language internet edition of Israel's Channel 2 News. She completed her masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University. The subject of her MA thesis was: "Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings in the American, Israeli and Arab media."

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One Response to “Jewish History in a Nutshell: Hebron”

  1. The history of the Jewish people is one filled with turmoil, betrayal, and antipathy. Unless a Jew can be used to benefit others either financially or academically, they have been of little use in their host countries. This is why the state of Israel is so vitally important. The Jew really has nowhere else that he can call home. Bruce at http://www.oldtestamentwellness.com.

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