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August 25, 2016 / 21 Av, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Cave of the Patriarchs’

Terrorist Subdued at Tomb of the Patriarchs

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

A woman approached one of the entrances to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Tuesday afternoon.

As the Border Police were checking her, she pulled out a knife and threatened to stab them.

The guards subdued her with pepper spray and she was arrested.

No one was injured.

Jewish Press News Briefs

New Mezuza Put up in Maarat HaMachpela

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

New Mezuzas have been hung up in Maarat HaMachpela (Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, to replace the Mezuza stolen by the Islamists on Friday, including an ornate and expensive one.

The Mezuza attached to the main entrance was made by the stone artist Assaf Kidron.

The stolen Mezuza:

The silver Mezuza at the entrance to Maarat HaMachpela

The silver Mezuza at the entrance to Maarat HaMachpela

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Muslims Stole the Silver Mezuza From Maarat HaMachpela

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

On Friday, during the Muslim prayer time at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, The Muslims stole the beautiful and ornate silver Mezuza that was attached to the entrance to the building, according to a TPS report.

In addition, they broke into the storeroom and stole saplings worth thousands of shekels.

As it was part of the Ramadan holiday, Israeli police were not stationed on site, and “protection” of the site was under control of the Waqf.

In 1929, following the massacre of the Jewish community of Hebron by their Arab neighbors, and similarly after 1948 in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Arabs ripped out the Mezuzas from the doorposts of the Jewish-owned homes, but in many cases, you can still see where the Mezuzas used to be located.

The Jewish community of Hebron is demanding that the exclusive Muslim days at the tomb be cancelled until the Mezuza is returned.

The Mezuza:

The silver Mezuza at the entrance to Maarat HaMachpela

The silver Mezuza at the entrance to Maarat HaMachpela. Source:HotNews1

 

 

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Tomb of the Patriarch Closed to Jews on the Following Dates

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Due to the Islamic month of Ramadan, access for Jews to the Tomb of the Patriarch in Hebron will be forbidden on the following dates:

Friday: June 10 Friday: June 17 Friday: June 24 Friday: July 1 Saturday: July 2 Wednesday: July 6

There may be changes to the Saturday and Wednesday lockouts.

Jewish prayers on those dates will be held at the plaza of the 7th Step. It is called the 7th step, as when the tomb was under Islamic control, Jews were not allowed into the tomb, and not allowed to step higher than the 7th step.

The Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron is the burial site of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rivka, Leah, Adam and Eve (and the head of Eisav).

It is sacred to Jews, and also to Muslims, who revere Abraham as a prophet and father of Ishmael.

For more information on scheduling changes, the Tomb of the Patriarchs administration can be reached at: 050-647-7776

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Cave of the Patriarchs Closes to Jews for Muslim Holiday

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

The administration of the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron has announced it will close its doors to Jews on Wednesday (May 4, Nisan 26) due to the Islamic holiday of Lailat al Miraj.

Both Jews and Muslims pray at the site, where it is believed the Biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca and Leah are buried, as well as Adam and Eve.

The holiday of Lailat al Miraj commemorates the Islamic prophet Muhammad’s nighttime journey from Mecca to the ‘farthest mosque’ in Jerusalem, from where Muslims believe he ascended to heaven, was purified, and was given the instruction for Muslims to pray five times a day.

“Prayers and visitation will take place on the Seventh Step,” the administration said in its statement.

The Temple Mount will also be closed to Jews on Wednesday for the same reason.

On Thursday the Cave of the Patriarchs will reopen to Jews beginning at 4 am as usual.

Hana Levi Julian

Tens of Thousands Stream into Hebron for Passover Festival

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Tens of thousands of Jewish civilians, lawmakers and senior rabbis have been streaming into the ancient holy city of Hebron on this third day of Passover for the annual holiday festival celebrating the city’s ancient Jewish heritage.

The Jewish community of Hebron is hosting a celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs to mark the upcoming half-century year since the restoration of the city to Jewish hands by Israeli forces during the 1967 Six Day War.

Attending Monday’s festivities will be Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, Bayit Yehudi Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan. Also attending will be Likud Deputy Minister of Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara, a spokesperson said.

Music, refreshments and more have been the order of the day, as the Passover Chol HaMoed festivities erased the frequent tensions felt among Jewish residents in the divided city.

In the wee hours of Monday, Israeli security personnel arrested at least four Hamas terror suspects around Hebron, prior to the day’s events.

Millions of visitors come each year to pray at the Cave of the Patriarchs, burial site of the Biblical forefathers and matriarchs Avraham, Yitzhak, Ya’akov, Sarah, Rivka and Leah (Rachel’s Tomb is located at the entrance to Bethlehem). It is said that even Adam and Eve are interred there.

Muslims also revere the site, since their ancestor, Ishmael, is a son of Avraham.

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Demolishes Hebron Home of Genady’s Killer

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Israeli security forces and engineers destroyed the Hebron home of the Arab terrorist who murdered a Kiryat Arba resident on December 7, 2015.

Genady Kaufman, z’l, 40, was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by Abed al Rahman Masoudah, 20, as he carried out his vicious terror attack outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Judea.

Kaufman was critically wounded barely a ten minute walk from his home in nearby Kiryat Arba. He died of his wounds three weeks later, after fighting for life in Jerusalem at Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s intensive care unit.

He was the 25th Israeli victim to fall under the current wave of terror.

The terrorist was immediately shot dead on site by security forces.

The question now is whether Iran will pay this terrorist’s family $30,000 for the destruction of its home, as recently promised. If so, how and when will that international sponsor of terror against Israel manage to channel the funds to the family?

Hana Levi Julian

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