One of the first things that Abraham does after receiving God’s eternal promise to inherit the Land of Israel is offer thanks to God in the holy city of Hebron. According to Biblical tradition, Abraham lived in Hebron for 35 years, and, along with his wife Sara, was buried there. Today Abraham’s city is home to 700 devoted Jews who keep the holy sites open to all faiths. Learn more about Hebron, the second holiest city in the Land of Israel, in a FREE eBook from the Hebron Fund.
Wear a piece of biblical history from the City of David in Jerusalem! This stunning necklace includes five coins, modeled after fascinating archaeological finds. Included are silver seals which replicate coins of the era, and two are 22K gold plated replicas of seals. One of the coins is a replica of a specific coin belived to have been used by priests when inspecting the viability of a product for the Temple as it was entering the grounds. If it was fit for use, it would be marked “pure”. The silver coin at the center is an exact replica of the priestly seal bearing the words “deka leyah” which is the aramaic for “pure for God”. It hails from the Second Temple period.
Today’s photo features the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron. The Hebrew word “makh-peh-LA” means “multiple,” a reference to the four holy couples buried there: Adam & Eve, Abraham & Sarah, Isaac & Rebecca, and Jacob & Leah.
I enjoy reading your posts each day from Irvine, Kentucky, USA. May God bless Israel.- Roger Richardson
Dear Rabbi, I too just found your website. I received the first email yesterday. Seeing the Hebrew writing and translation makes me feel closer to your glorious land. May God bless you continually. Chuck S., North Carolina USA