Nachal Haredi Rabbi Leads Hebron Massacre Memorial

Rabbi who helped combine army with yeshiva leads prayers.

17.8.22, 09:25
The annual memorial for the 67 Jewish victims of the 1929 Hebron massacre was held at the ancient cemetery in Hebron on Monday. Students and staff of the Hebron Yeshiva, which relocated to Jerusalem after the riots, recited kaddish at the graves of those murdered.
Rabbi Yitzhak Bar Haim, an alumni of the Hebron yeshiva, led the prayers along with family members and yeshiva students. He commented that among the 24 students killed in the massacre were several American and Canadian immigrants.
Rabbi Bar Haim is a co-founder of Nahal Haredi which helps support ultra-Orthodox Israelis in the Israel Defense Forces.
On August 24, 1929  / 18th of Av 5689, mobs attacked the Jewish community and committed atrocities and murders, ransacking homes, businesses and synagogues. Unarmed men, women and children, Ashkenazic and Sephardic, young and old were attacked and killed. The British then rounded up the Jewish survivors and deported them.
The prominent Slabodka yeshiva relocated from Lithuania to Hebron in the 1920s. The influx of new residents and pumped energy and economy into the sleepy town of Hebron and raised the standard of living for all. After the massacre and deportation, Slabodka relocated to Jerusalem where it became known as the Hebron Yeshiva. Today it is still considered one of the largest and most prestigious Jewish educational centers in the country.
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