Our Everlasting Biblical Heritage ✡ “The Cave of Machpelah” – ISRAEL365

And Yitzchak and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre.

וַיִּקְבְּרוּ אֹתוֹ יִצְחָק וְיִשְׁמָעֵאל בָּנָיו אֶל מְעָרַת הַמַּכְפֵּלָה אֶל שְׂדֵה עֶפְרֹן בֶּן צֹחַר הַחִתִּי אֲשֶׁר עַל פְּנֵי מַמְרֵא

בראשית כה:ט

va-yik-b’-RU o-TO yitz-KHAK v’-yish-ma-AYL ba-NAV el m’-a-RAT ha-makh-pay-LAH el s’-DAY ef-RON ben TZO-khar ha-khi-TEE a-SHER al p’-NAY mam-RAY

Today’s Israel Inspiration

The Machpelah Cave is where Abraham, Sara, Isaac, Rivka, Jacob and Leah are all buried. Abraham’s purchase of this property was the first concrete action to establish a Jewish connection with a particular place in the Land of Israel, and upon his death he is buried in this place. Today, thousands of years later, Jews commemorate the Sabbath when this Torah portion is read, which takes place this week, as ‘Shabbat Chevron’. Synagogues around the world dedicate study and prayers in honor of Hebron, and tens of thousands of Israeli Jews and tourists visit the Holy City for Shabbat. Discover more incredible insights like this one with The Israel Bible.

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Today’s Israel Photo

Today’s photo by Yehoshua Halevi is one of Israel’s most recognized landmarks: the Cave of the Patriarchs. Less well-known is the fact that the rectangular structure surrounding the caves was actually built by Herod the Great making it the only fully surviving Herodian structure from the period of Hellenistic Judaism.

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, the ministry is a growing, effective outreach. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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