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Raanana celebrates 20 years of monthly visits to Hebron

By David Wilder
5/14/2010, 12:00 AM

Twenty years ago, according to Ilan Hirschfeld from Raanana, MK Uri Ariel, together with others, urged him to act and show solid support for communities in Judea and Samaria, Ilan began organizing monthly trips to Hebron, on the eve of every new (Hebrew) month.

The buses arrived every month, regardless of rain, cold, or heat. Raanana never failed to appear, even during the most difficult days of the "Oslo War" shooting attacks on the community, for over two years.

Last night Ilan and Raanana celebrated 200 trips to Hebron, twenty years of bond, friendship, support and love. The celebration included a guided bus tour through the Jewish community, participating in Hebron Talmud Torah children chanting the scroll of Ruth at the Tomb of Jesse and Ruth, and a festive meal outside Ma'arat HaMachpela, with speakers and participants including MKs Uri Ariel, Michael Ben Ari, Rabbi Yitzhak Peretz, and many members of the Hebron community.

Mazal Tov and Yashar Koach!


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