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  5/10/2011, Iyar 6, 5771

Kiryat Arba-Hevron Start 40th Anniversary Celebrations


Monday night's opening of Independence Day festivities also marked the official opening of celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the modern Jewish community of Kiryat Arba-Hevron. Events to mark the occasion will continue until Shabbat Chayei Sarah, which marks the purchase of Me'arat Hamachpelah Cave of the Patriarchs by Abraham. The highlight will be a two-day festival this summer, featuring hassidic singer Avraham Fried and entertainer Yehoram Gaon.

Tuesday's events include an exhibit of Israel Defense Forces vehicles, weapons and other equipment, as well as other attractions, such as workshops, games and rides.