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"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."
Rabbi Joseph Schwarz, the foremost authority on the Land of Israel, described the 1834 Hebron massacre.
The 1730s marked a surge of interest in Jewish mysticism with Hebron being a destination.
"Hebron is esteemed by the Jews as a sacred city; and they think it a great privileged to live here," J. D. Paxon, 1839.
"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.
Rabbi Eliyahu Ben Shmuel of Lublin braved a storm at sea to live in the city of the founding fathers and mothers.
Jewish life was exciting and tumultuous in 17th century Hebron.
Hebron served as David's capital and was the site of dramatic events in the days of the Jewish kings.
Shimon Peres was instrumental in re-establishing the historic Avraham Avinu synagogue and neighborhood in Hebron.
The world's first man and woman had a connection to Hebron, and are buried in the Tomb of Machpela.