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Abraham’s Legacy Still without Boundaries in Hebron

Tens of thousands of Jews will be spending Shabbat Chayei Sarah in Hebron in honor of our Matriarch Sarah.
A few of Morav's former commanders surprised at his farewell party, including Rabbi Hillel Horowitz, Noam Arnon, Baruch Marzel, and Rabbi Shalom Alkobi.

A few of Morav's former commanders surprised at his farewell party, including Rabbi Hillel Horowitz, Noam Arnon, Baruch Marzel, and Rabbi Shalom Alkobi.

For example, Colonel Guy Hazut, speaking recently after having concluded two years as commander of the Judea-Hebron brigade, said, “Many people think that people in the Jewish community of Hebron have horns and tails. These are amazing people. There is a tiny, negligible group which give them a bad name.”

Abraham’s legacy is a lesson well learned, and still practiced. That legacy, still alive and well, is the crux of our existence, not only in Hebron, but as a people, in Israel and around the world.

This coming Shabbat, Chayei Sarah, we read of Abraham’s initial transaction, purchase of the Caves of Machpela in Hebron, as a final resting place for Sarah, and later himself, Isaac and Rebeccah, and Jacob and Leah. Together with tens of thousands in Hebron, and multitudes elsewhere, we continue, as best we can, the heritage bequeathed to us, some four thousand years ago.

The writer is spokesman for the Jewish Community of Hebron.

David Wilder, Tazpit News Agency

About the Author: David Wilder is the spokesperson for the Hebron Community and a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.


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