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      by David Wilder
      Personal Reflections on Hebron, Eretz Yisrael, Friends, Family and anything else that comes to mind.
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      David Wilder was born in New Jersey in the USA in 1954, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in History and teacher certification in 1976. He spent 1974-75 in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University and returned to Israel upon graduation.

      For over eighteen years David Wilder has worked with the Jewish Community of Hebron. He is the English spokesman for the community, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. He initiated the Hebron internet project, including email lists of over 15,000 subscribers who receive regular news and commentaries from Hebron in English and Hebrew. David is responsible and continues to update the Hebron web sites, portraying various facets of Hebron, utilizing text, audio, video and pictures. He conducts tours of Hebron's Jewish Community and occasionally travels abroad, speaking at Hebron functions.

      David Wilder is married to Ora, a 'Sabra,' for 35 years. They lived in Kiryat Arba for 17 years and have resided at Beit Hadassah in Hebron for the past 15 years. They have seven children and many grandchildren.

      Links to sites David recommends:
      www.hebron.com (English)
      www.hebron.org.il (Hebrew)
      www.ohrshlomo.org (Hebrew)
      www.ohrshalom.net (Hebrew)
      (others to be added)

      Sivan 11, 5769, 6/3/2009

      The Saba from Netanya, Rav Yosef Schwartz in Hebron

      Sivan 8, 5769, 5/31/2009

      How Cruel Can They Be? Killing Gilad Zar Hy"d again

      The cruelty of this act is unthinkable: just two days after Gilad Zar's Yahrtzeit - the anniversary of his killing, the Israeli government is going to kill Gilad again.
      Exactly eight years ago:

      May 29, 2001 - Gilad Zar, 41, of Itamar, was shot dead in a terrorist ambush while driving between Kedumim and Yizhar.

      Gilad Zar, security officer of the Samaria Regional Council for the last four years, was hit by a hail of over 40 bullets as he drove on a bypass road between the communities of Yitzhar and Kedumim. The Palestinian terrorists shot at his windshield from a parked car, causing his car to overturn. They then got out, walked to Zar's car, shot him in the head at point-blank range, and fled to Nablus. Gilad died en route to hospital.

      Zar was seriously injured in a previous shooting incident on March 25, when he was shot three times in the chest, hand, and leg.

      Gilad's father, Moshe Zar, one of the first pioneers in Samaria, served in the "101" special commando army unit under Ariel Sharon, and the Prime Minister was a close personal friend of the family.

      Gilad Zar was one of the founders of Itamar. He is survived by his wife Hagar and eight children, the oldest 15, as well as his parents and seven brothers and sisters.

      Gilad Zar was buried in Karnei Shomron.

      From: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Memorial/2001/Gilad+Zar.htm


      According to latest reports, Netanyahu and Barak are planning on destroying the community initiated in Gilad's memory, Ramat Gilad, late tonite or early tomorrow. Some 13 families live there, including members of Gilad's family.  The cruelty of this act  is unthinkable: just two days after Gilad Zar's Yahrtzeit - the anniversary of his killing, the Israeli government, led by the Prime Minister and Defense Minister, are going to kill Gilad again. How cruel can they possibly be? 

      Sivan 5, 5769, 5/28/2009

      Please pray for Rav Moshe Levinger

      Two days ago, Rabbi Moshe Levinger, (who suffered a stroke a year and a half ago), fell and broke his hip. He is now undergoing surgery. 

      Please pray for the full and speedy recovery of Rabbi Moshe ben Tirza HaLevi.


      The Jewish Community of Hebron/The Hebron Fund wish all of our friends and supporters around the world a Chag Sameach - A joyous Shavuoth holiday. 

      Sivan 3, 5769, 5/26/2009

      Hebron - 4000 years &40 by Noam Arnon - a new history

      Iyar 25, 5769, 5/19/2009

      Jewish Activists Organize against "Two State Solution"

      The tragedy of Gush Katif must not be repeated.

      Jewish Activists Organize against a "Two State Solution"


      Wednesday, May 20th at 5 pm
      At JFK Airport, terminal 4, Fourth Floor

      Major activists on behalf of the Land of Israel are organizing to declare that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people for over 3,000 years and should not be negotiated away. The Bible provides the clearest proof that this Land was given to the Jewish people and throughout history no other nation or people ever built a state within its borders.  From the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and until 1948, no people ever claimed that this was their land except the Jewish people.  The notion that this land is "Palestinian" is an egregious mistake based on ignorance of history. 

      The purpose of this grassroots effort is to  educate the world to this fact: the Land of Israel has been connected with the Jewish people for over three millennia and no other people has a right to this land. The Arabs are among those who invaded the land and have no legal rights to establish a sovereign nation within the borders of the land. This was recognized by the Balfour declaration and confirmed by the League of Nations. The new-found idea that the land belongs to any other nation is a new idea which has as its aim the separation of the true owner from its land. We also should remember the soldiers who fell fighting for this land and the sacrifices of the pioneers who built what is now a flourishing land and country. 

      This grassroots effort is also directed at all major Jewish organizations calling upon them to reaffirm unequivocally their commitment to the Biblical Heritage and its unbreakable bond with the land. Major concepts, principles and precepts that are at the foundation of all civilizations have their origins in the Bible. The activists have now reached over 30,000 people residing all over the world and who are in contact via email.   We have circulated a petition to formally request that all Major Religious Jewish Organizations,  and especially those committed to the Torah,   express  a clear message,  that the Land of Israel is our Heritage from Biblical times and that the Jewish people oppose ceding any part of Biblical Israel to any foreign nation.  The tragedy of Gush Katif (the withdrawal from Gaza) must not be repeated. The letter may be accessed via this link, Letter to Religious Jewish Organizations.  

      Featured speakers include Rabbi Chaim Richman, from the Temple Institute,  Jerusalem, Rabbi Algaze from The World Committee for the Land of Israel, Rabbi Moshe Goldsmith - Mayor of Itamar, Shomron and Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America. We will also hear  greetings and blessings  from Rabbanim and  political leaders in Israel .

      We proclaim that we are partners with the settlement enterprise to proudly settle and protect the Holy Land, the Land of our Ancestors, in Judea and Samaria and throughout the entire Promised Land and do not reject our Biblical birthright our precious gift from G-d.

      Entrance from rear of building.  Park by Blue Parking and bring your parking ticket so that the Jewish Chaplain, Rabbi Rackman ,  will have it validated for 4 hours of free parking.    We would appreciate knowing if you will attend since space is limited.  Send an email to eyisrael1@gmail.com cc: faigerayzel@gmail.com
       If you are unable to attend we have arranged for a conference call as well.  You will be able to call in one of these two numbers and listen live

      Conference Dial-in: 1-712-432-3100
      Conference Code: 586317
      Dial-in Access Number: 1-218-862-7200
      Conference Code: 720504


      Tova Abadi

      Tamar Adelstein

      Rabbi Algaze

      Ted Belman

      Dr. Paul Brody

      Susie Dym

      Paul Eidelberg

      Yishai Fleisher

      Dr. Joe Frager

      Helen Freedman

      Rabbi Moshe Goldsmith

      Evelyn Haze

      Odelia Jacobs

      Izzy Kaplan

      Yehudit Katsover

      Mort Klein

      Shmuel Koenig

      Sara Lehmann

      Janet Lehr

      Buddy Macy

      Nadia Matar

      Rob Muchnick

      Yosef Rabin

      Rafael Rabinovich

      Rabbi Chaim Richman

      Rivka Ryback

      Shmuel Sackett

      Robin Ticker

      Charlotte Wahl

      Yossi Winter

      J Wolfowicz

      Arieh Zaritsky