Passover Music Festival in Hebron 2022

Thousands attended the annual Passover music festival in Hebron.

6.4.22, 13:58
Thousands came to Hebron on the week-long Jewiush holiday of Passover. Smiles and laughing children filled the air during the street fairs, the inspiring early-morning Hallel service with Rav Shmuel Eliyahu and the Hebron Fund tours were all sold out.
The Hall of Isaac and Rebecca was open on Monday and Tuesday, as was the Tomb of Otniel ben Knaz. Despite the political tension, it was a fun-filled, safe, and happy Passover in Hebron thanks to the Jewish community of Hebron, police, IDF, medics and volunteers and all the personnel who ensured a safe and joyous holiday.
The annual Hebron Passover Music Festival was held on April 18, 2022 starting at 4:00pm. The free event featured Jewish and Israeli singers including Haim Israel, Bini Landau, Moti Weiss, Elitzur, and Harel Tal who performed outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs.

In addition there were tours of the archeological sites, children’s activities and street performers.
Musical Hallel prayers at dawn took place Tuesday morning April 19 led by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu with musical accompaniment by Rabbi Uriel Saied.

The Hall of Isaac and Rebecca inside the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs was open to the public on both Monday April 18, 2022 and Tuesday April 19, 2022. This section houses the memorial markers for Isaac and Rebecca and the entrance into the Cave of Machpela. It is open ten times a year. 

The Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs is open from 4:00am until 21:45pm. It is recommended to arrive by 8:30pm at the latest. The Isaac and Rebecca Hall closes earlier.

Free tours to the archeological sites were guided by students of Midreshet Hevron and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.
Special entrance to the Cave of Othniel Ben Knaz on Monday from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm.
The Touching Eternity museum and visitor center in Beit Hadassah is open from 11:00am to 6:00pm. There is a fee for entrance. Special price for pre-orders through the website: 15 NIS for an adult, 10 NIS for a child, family card 75 NIS. To order visit
The Tel Hebron archeological site operates on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00am to 3:30pm. Shuttles to the site departed near Beit Rachel and Beit Leah. There will be special activities for children and free instruction by the staff of the Nature and Parks Authority.
Transportation arrangements

Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday Passover:
Regular schedule: One can arrive to Hebron by car or public transportation. Egged lines 381 and 383 from the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem will operate as normal. Parking at the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs parking lots.
Monday and Tuesday Passover:
Line 201 – Direct. Operates from the Teddy Stadium parking lot in Jerusalem to the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs. Frequency and service will be at the discretion of the transportation company.

9: 00am - 4: 00pm - From Jerusalem to the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs
11: 00am - 9:00pm - From the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs to Jerusalem

During these days when the special 201 line operation, the normal Egged line 381 and 383 will not operate.

Private vehicles:  Arrive to Kiryat Arba by private vehicle. Parking will be directed to specially designated parking lots.
A special shuttle service will operate from the parking lots at no cost to the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs and back.

Private vehicles will not be allowed to enter the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs area except for residents and those with special permits.
Organized shuttles will depart from a number of centers around the country. Registration starting Wednesday, April 13th. For details and registration, call 02-996-5333, extension 0.

All events are in coordination with the government and security personnel.
Thank you to the co-sponsors of this event including the Jewish Community of Hebron, Kol Berama radio, Association of Community Rabbis, the Mount Hebron Community Council,  the Kiryat Arba – Hebron Community Council, the Hebron Religious Council, Magen David Adom, and all security and medical personnel and all the volunteers.
For more details and inquiries contact the office of the Jewish Community of Hebron at 02-996-5333.
Chag sameach!
Post-Passover Event Honors Hebron Rabbi

Israeli president Isaac Herzog celebrated the Jewish holiday of Mimouna at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. This holiday unique to the Moroccan Jews and other members of North African Jewry marks the end of Passover.

The celebration included a memorial to the early Zionist leader Rabbi Yehuda Bibas, who lived in and was buried in Hebron, marking the 170th anniversary of his passing.

President Herzog called Rabbi Bibas “one of the first forerunners of Zionism… his story is also the story of the Jewish infrastructure at the core of political Zionism. His tremendous historical contribution has not received sufficient recognition, and we are very pleased with the correction here today.”

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