Pre-Trip Research...

Location of your site:

31°32′00″N 35°05′42″E

is located in the southern West Bank, 30 km (19 mi) south of Jerusalem

Geographical Features (Include a Picture or Map):

(downtown Chebron)
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Location of Hebron within the Palestinian territories

Landmarks Include

  • Cave of the Patriarchs: This historic site in Hebron is holy to Judaism, Christianity and Islam.According to Genesis, Abraham purchased the cave and the field surrounding it from Ephron the Hittite to bury his wife Sarah; Abraham, Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah were later buried in the cave. Thus, Hebron is referred to in Judaism as "the City of the Patriarchs"

  • Ancient oak trees: also called 'The Oak of Abraham' or 'The Oak of Mamre', is an ancient tree which, in non-Jewish tradition, is said to mark the place where Abraham pitched his tent.

The Meaning of the Name of your Site:

The name Hebron comes from habar meaning be joined, coupled, allied.

Historical Background/Significance:

Hebron is the site of the oldest Jewish community in the world, which dates back to Biblical times. The Book of Genesis relates that Abraham purchased the field where the Tomb of the Patriarchs is located as a burial place for his wife Sarah. According to Jewish tradition, the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the Matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah are buried in the Tomb.
Hebron has a long and rich Jewish history. It was one of the first places where the Patriarch Abraham resided after his arrival in Canaan. King David was anointed in Hebron, where he reigned for seven years. One thousand years later, during the first Jewish revolt against the Romans, the city was the scene of extensive fighting. Jews lived in Hebron almost continuously throughout the Byzantine, Arab, Mameluke, and Ottoman periods. It was only in 1929 -- as a result of a murderous Arab pogrom in which 67 Jews were murdered and the remainder were forced to flee -- that the city became temporarily "free" of Jews. After the 1967 Six-Day War, the Jewish community of Hebron was re-established. It has grown to include a range of religious and educational institutions.

Do other Cultures or Religions have connections to your site?:

Christians, Muslims, Jews

Connect a Talmudic/Biblical saying to your site:

Share any Midrash, Fables, or other “stories” about the site:

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You're also responsible for a brief "Tour Guide" presentation in ENGLISH to be given at your site in Israel.

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After the Trip...

Picture From your Site.

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