13th Hebron and Judea Research Conference

Ancient archeology, Ottoman era rabbis, halachic debates and other fascinating research in Hebron's rich history

17.7.23, 13:06
13th Hebron and Judea Research Conference

Thursday July 20, 2023
9:00am – 5:30pm
Kiryat Arba Cultural Center

Presenting new studies and findings about Hebron and Judea region including tour and memorial service for 1929 Massacre.

9:30pm - 1:00pm

Welcoming address:
Eliyahu Libman, Head of the Kiryat Arba - Hebron Council  

New trends in research at the Tel Hebron Archeological Site:
Assaf Del, Bar-Ilan University and Midreshet Hebron

Avraham and his Amorite Allies:
Eyal Newman PhD student, Bible Department, Bar-Ilan University

Summary of the excavations in the Field of Machpela in the summer of 2015:
Chaim Shkolnik, Judea and Samaria Archeology,
Rivka Gorodetsky, Midreshet  Hebron

The Seventh Step – The Decree, the Window, the Tunnel and the Staircase:
Dr. Gershon Bar-Cochva, Efrata Academic College, Orot Israel Academic College, Midreshet Hebron.

Ancient building in Rafat - Samu'a and its identification as a synagogue:
Zev H. Ehrlich (Zabo) independent researcher, Ofra

Emissaries of  Hebron - Between the Earthquake and the Peasants’ Revolt:
Dr. Lilach Turgeman, University of Haifa and the Open University

Lunch Break

2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Question of  Eruv Chatzerot in Hebron - "The Three Sultans" (1876):
Rabbi Dr. Boaz Hutterer, Departments of History at Orot Israel College

Central Executive Committee of the Labor Battalion in Hebron in October 1924:  
Dr. Yoram Almachias, Orot Israel Academic College, Bar-Ilan University and Midreshet Hebron,
Yosef Uziel, independent researcher, Jerusalem

What did Bikur Holim Hospital do during the 1929 Hebron Massacre? Reviewing the Official Report:
Dr. Noam Arnon, Jewish community of Hebron

Childhood in a radical space: The story of the children of the founding generation in Hebron 1968-1971:
Dr. Amalia Shahaf. Director of the Research Center at the Szold Institute

4:00 p.m.  - 5:30pm
Tour and memorial for the victims of the 1929 Hebron Massacre at the ancient cemetery in Hebron
For more information contact Midreshet Hebron at or call 02-996-1710
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