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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.davidwilder.net
      www.hebron.com (English)
      www.hebron.org.il (Hebrew)
      www.machpela.com
      www.ohrshlomo.org (Hebrew)
      www.ohrshalom.net (Hebrew)
      www.womeningreen.org
      www.zoa.org
      (others to be added)

      Elul 29, 5770, 9/8/2010

      Happy New Year/Please Pray/Central Selichot in Hebron


      Hebron's Jewish Community wishes all our friends and supports and all Beit Yisrael
      a Happy, Heathy New Year during which we will be witness to continued Aliyah to Eretz Yisrael, 
      the birth of many more children, and building and development of our Holy Land, 
      including Jerusalem and Hebron!

      This Rosh HaShana, please pray for the health of Hebron resident
      Eyal Chaim ben Chaya Devorah
      who is gravely ill and in need of 'Rachmei Shamayim' - G-d's Mercy
       
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      Central Selichot in Hebron at Machpela

      Download poster here


      Tuesday nite - 6 Tishrei - 14.9.10
      22:00 - Memorial for Rav Mordechai Eliyahu zt"l
      23:00 - Selichot
      Participating:
      The Chief Rabbis: Rav Shlomo Amar and Rav Yona Metzger
      Rav Dov Lior
      Rav Chaim Druckman
      Rav Shmuel Eliyahu
      Rav Yaakov Yosef
      Rav Rachmim Nisimi
      Rabbi Shmuel Zafran
      Minister Rabbi Professor Daniel Hershovitz

      The Isaac Hall will be open all day

      Ma'arat HaMachpela will be open 24 hours a day during Aseret Yomi Tshuva (from Rosh HaShana thru Yom Kippur)

      Annual Succot Festival
      Sunday and Monday of Chol HaMoed Succot
      Musical Events outside Machpela 
      on Monday
      Details forthcoming