History

Great-Grandson of Lubavitcher Rebbe on Life in Ottoman Hebron

4.4.17, 20:21

"Why do the Jews continue to live in such a place? Because they love it and can not depart from the spot where their forefathers rest."

"Palestinian Geographer" Describes Jewish Life in Ottoman Hebron

4.4.17, 17:27

Rabbi Joseph Schwarz, the foremost authority on the Land of Israel, described the 1834 Hebron massacre.

Rabbi Shimon Abayov and the Kabbalah Movement of Hebron

31.3.17, 00:13

The 1730s marked a surge of interest in Jewish mysticism with Hebron being a destination.

An American Abolitionist in 1830s Hebron

30.3.17, 23:26

"Hebron is esteemed by the Jews as a sacred city; and they think it a great privileged to live here," J. D. Paxon, 1839.

Christian Visitor Banned from Machpela in 1830s Hebron

30.3.17, 21:46

"I shall never forget the kindness with which, as a stranger and Christian, I was received by the Jews in the capital of their ancient kingdom," JL Stephens, 1837.

From Poland to Hebron - Rabbi Immigrates to Israel in the 1730s

30.3.17, 17:00

Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Shmuel of Lublin braved a storm at sea to live in the city of the founding fathers and mothers.

Rabbi Abraham ben Levi Conque, Kabbalist of Hebron

26.3.17, 17:00

Jewish life was exciting and tumultuous in 17th century Hebron.

King David in Hebron

5.1.17, 11:27

Hebron served as David's capital and was the site of dramatic events in the days of the Jewish kings.

How Shimon Peres Helped Restore Hebron

28.9.16, 09:45

Shimon Peres was instrumental in re-establishing the historic Avraham Avinu synagogue and neighborhood in Hebron.

Adam and Eve in Hebron

26.9.16, 12:49

The world's first man and woman had a connection to Hebron, and are buried in the Tomb of Machpela.