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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)

      Iyar 7, 5770, 4/21/2010

      Yom HaAtzmaut - Independence Day in Hebron, 2010

      חגיגות יום העצמאות בחברון תש"ע - Independence Day celebrations in Hebron, 2010 from David Hebron on Vimeo.

      חגיגות יום העצמאות בחברון תש"ע - Independence Day celebrations in Hebron, 2010


      Rav Dov Lior

      Children from 1st Grade after play

      Kiryat Arba Mayor Malachi Levinger

      Minister Yisrael Katz (speech below in Hebrew)

      Geula Cohen

      Rachel Klein

      Menashe and Yehudit Kamm

      Moshe Kaufman

      Ze'ev Tabachnik

      Kiryat Arba youth leaders

      Amos Shefer (didn't arrive due to illness)

      Elkana Liebman lit for Amos Shefer

      Preparing for Hebron celebration.