Reportage: Hebron's Jewish Community: Hebron's Jewish Community

Jewish worshipers pray along the wall of the Tomb of the Patriarch during the Haye Sarah Shabbat. Thousands of Jews, including a large number of settlers, come to Hebron to celebrate the Haye Sarah. It is during this Shabbat that the story where Abraham purchases land and a cave in order to bury his wife Sarah and subsequently himself and his decendents is read in the Torah. The Tomb of the Patriarches is said to be built on the site. Some six hundred Jews live in the heart of Hebron's old city surrounded by over 160,000 Palestinian inhabitants.Hebron, Israeli Occupied Palestinian Territories. Photo © J.B. Russell
Hebron's Jewish Community, November 2007

Jewish worshipers pray along the wall of the Tomb of the Patriarch during the Haye Sarah Shabbat. Thousands of Jews, including a large number of settlers, come to Hebron to celebrate the Haye Sarah. It is during this Shabbat that the story where Abraham purchases land and a cave in order to bury his wife Sarah and subsequently himself and his decendents is read in the Torah. The Tomb of the Patriarches is said to be built on the site. Some six hundred Jews live in the heart of Hebron's old city surrounded by over 160,000 Palestinian inhabitants. 

Hebron, Israeli Occupied Palestinian Territories.  

Photo © J.B. Russell