Why was the city called Hebron, חברון? “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.
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.
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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.