Discovery in the Galilee ✡ “In the Land of Canaan” – ISRAEL365

And afterwards Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of Machpela facing Mamre, which is in Hebron,
in the Land of Canaan.

וְאַחֲרֵי כֵן קָבַר אַבְרָהָם אֶת שָׂרָה אִשְׁתּוֹ אֶל מְעָרַת שְׂדֵה הַמַּכְפֵּלָה עַל פְּנֵי מַמְרֵא הִוא חֶבְרוֹן בְּאֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן

בראשית כג:יט

v’-a-kha-ray khayn ka-var av-ra-ham et sa-ra ish-to el m’-a-rat s’-day ha-makh-pay-la al p’-nay mam-ray hu khev-ron b’-e-retz k’-na-an

Today’s Israel Inspiration

Why was the city called Hebronחברון? “This name,” says the sages of Israel, “is made up of the contraction of two Hebrew words: חבר נאה kha-ver na-eh, pleasant friend; this designates Abraham who was the first pleasant friend of God. God had said to Israel (Isaiah 41:8), “The seed of Abraham, My friend.” Learn about the significance of Hebron from Biblical times through today with a fascinating free eBook.
 

The Holiness of Hebron

A great video showing the Biblical significance of Hebron, from its olive trees to its winding stone roads where our forefathers walked.
 

Second Temple-Era Synagogue Unearthed in Galilee

The remains of an unusual structure that served as a synagogue during the Second Temple era have been unearthed at an archaeological excavation underway at a nature reserve in the lower Galilee.
 

Today’s Israel Photo

Today’s photo shows the festive dedication of a new Torah scroll in Hebron. The newly written scroll is joyously carried under a “chuppah” (wedding tent) to symbolize the marriage of God and the Jewish people.

Thank you Lisa Weber of Suffern, New York!

Today’s sponsor would like to share the following message:

Our connection to the Land of Israel has been enhanced with my son’s IDF service; he’ll continue on as a madrich and then has plans to make Aliya.
 

Shalom,
Rabbi Tuly Weisz
RabbiTuly@Israel365.com
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