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      Blessings from Hebron
      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)

      Nisan 13, 5769, 4/7/2009

      Pesach in Hebron - 5769 - 2009

      Sign petition against opening of Zion Road in Hebron to Arab traffic

      New attraction: Horse and Buggy tour of Hebron – call 054- 845-0632 for reservations or come to the Gutnick Center, outside Ma'arat HaMachpela
      Children's activities behind the Gutnick Center
      Free tours (in Hebrew) leaving from Ma'arat HaMachpela
      Call for reservations for English tours – 052-4317055 (972-52-431-7055)
      Special appearance on Sunday evening by Mizrachi singer Moshe Havusha – by reservation only – tickets 25 NIS – call 052-338-3707 or  050-440-2722
      Ma'arat HaMachpela is fully open, including Ohel Yitzhak
      Sunday: Yom Sh'Kulo Torah – A full day of Torah
      Next to Ma'arat HaMachpela
      Special Torah classes throughout the day (in Hebrew):
      12:00 – 13:00 – Rabbi Shlomo ben Chamo – Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Gat
      13:00 – 14:00 – Rabbi Yona Metzger – Chief Rabbi of Israel
      14:00-15:00 – Rabbi Aharon Yarchi – Chazan Ya'akov Institute
      15:00-16:00 – Rabbi Dov Lior – Chief Rabbi of Hebron-Kiryat Arba
      16:00 – 17:00 – Rabbi Moshe Tzuriel – Author of  many books
      17:00-18:00 – Rabbi Ofer Erez – Breslev Institutes
      18:00-19:00 – Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu – Chief Rabbi of Tzfat