Raanana celebrates 20 years of monthly visits to Hebron

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David Wilder
David Wilder was born in New Jersey in 1954, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1976. He has been in Israel for over forty years. For over twenty years David Wilder worked with the Jewish Community of Hebron as English spokesman for the community, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. He has written hundreds of articles, appearing on Arutz Sheva, the Jerusalem Post and other publications. David is presently the Exec. Director of Eretz.Org. He conducts tours of Hebron's Jewish Community and meets with diverse groups, lecturing and answering questions. He occasionally travels abroad, speaking at various functions. He published, in English and Hebrew, Breaking the Lies, a booklet dealing with numerous issues concerning Hebron and Judea and Samaria. Additionally, David has published a number of ebooks of photographs and articles, available on Amazon or via www.davidwilder.org David Wilder is married to Ora, a 'Sabra,' for 38...

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!

 

Photos from www.hebron.com