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Son of legendary photographer:

'It was not a profession but a national mission'

Danny Elinson talks about his father Gershon's contribution to strengthening Jewish presence in the Cave of the Patriarchs: 'Everybody knew him, even the Arabs who saved him after he was injured in a terrorist stabbing attack.'

'It was not a profession but a national mission'

'Jewish history began here'

Passover in Hebron in the shadow of war

Arutz Sheva spoke with Dr. Noam Arnon, the spokesman of the Jewish community in Hebron, who says that despite increased security tensions, the city is still a popular destination during the holiday.

Passover in Hebron in the shadow of war

Son of colonel fallen in Intifada injured in Gaza

Dror Weinberg was killed in action responding to a terrorist attack during the Second Intifada. Now, his son Ori has been seriously wounded in Gaza.

Son of colonel fallen in Intifada injured in Gaza

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Prayer with families of the hostages at Me'arat Hamachpelah

Families of hostages and fallen soldiers gather at the Cave of the Patriarchs to call out to G-d ahead of 'Shabbat Hebron.'

Prayer with families of the hostages at Me'arat Hamachpelah

Video: Festive prayer service at the Cave of the Patriarchs

Festive holiday prayers, with songs of thanks, music, and dancing, are held at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Video: Festive prayer service at the Cave of the Patriarchs

Live: Holiday music festival in Hebron

The free festival features tours, music, and entrance to areas of the Cave of the Patriarchs normally closed to Jews.

Live: Holiday music festival in Hebron

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The AFJS video from Hebron which angered Arabs

AFJS posts video featuring tour of the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Some Arabs upset: The site is in "Palestine".

The AFJS video from Hebron which angered Arabs

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Inauguration of Cave of the Partiarchs elevator delayed

Opening of elevator to make Hebron holy site disabled-accessible pushed off from this week after Minister Gallant seeks to attend.

Inauguration of Cave of the Partiarchs elevator delayed

Watch: Independence Day flyover at the Cave of the Patriarchs

'IAF flyover here is another sign of our sovereignty in Kiryat Arba-Hebron,' Kiryat Arba-Hebron Council head Eliyahu Libman says.

Watch: Independence Day flyover at the Cave of the Patriarchs

Becoming a Jew

My encounters in the Holy Land turned me away from assimilation.Op-ed.

Becoming a Jew

Army Commander:

'Attack on soldier won't hurt IDF ties with Hebron Jews'

After an Israeli citizen attacked a soldier in Hebron over the weekend the commander charged with the region addresses the city's residents

'Attack on soldier won't hurt IDF ties with Hebron Jews'

Baruch Goldstein:

Broadcaster apologizes for apparent justification of murders

28 years later, controversy over what really happened is still very much alive.

Broadcaster apologizes for apparent justification of murders

Shabbat in Hebron:

Soldier submits complaint against attacker

Soldier's father decries attempt to defame tens of thousands of Jews.

Soldier submits complaint against attacker

The Parsha and Current Events: The tenth test

We Jews are Hashem’s chosen people! And Avraham spoke the plain, fundamental truth which all humanity, even Biden, must accept.

The Parsha and Current Events: The tenth test

Hebron and Jewish memory

Shabbat Chayei Sarah testifies to the enduring power of the Jewish connection to our promised land. Op-ed.

Hebron and Jewish memory

Hamas calls for Muslim to prevent Jewish takeover of Hebron site

Hamas MP calls on Muslims to come en masse to Cave of the Patriarchs on Eid al-Adha to prevent 'Judiazation' of the holy site.

Hamas calls for Muslim to prevent Jewish takeover of Hebron site

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First time: IAF flies over Hebron on Independence Day

Yamina party hails IAF flyover of the Cave of the Patriarchs, where the Jewish people's ancestors are buried, on Israel's birthday.

First time: IAF flies over Hebron on Independence Day

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Prayers at the Cave of the Patriarchs, with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Festive holiday prayers, with song and music, are held at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.

Prayers at the Cave of the Patriarchs, with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu

Terror victim: I punched the terrorist in the face

Man who was stabbed near Cave of the Patriarchs recounts physical struggle with terrorist who tried to murder him.

Terror victim: I punched the terrorist in the face

Haaretz publisher: Shalhevet Pass' parents to blame for murder

"Shalhevet was killed because of her parents' irresponsibility in thinking they could raise children in a war zone," wrote Amos Schocken.

Haaretz publisher: Shalhevet Pass' parents to blame for murder

Hebron Governor: Herzog's visit 'a declaration of war'

PA blasts President Herzog's participation in Hanukkah candle lighting in the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Hebron Governor: Herzog's visit 'a declaration of war'

Left-wing activists protest Pres. candle-lighting in Hebron

Police prevent left-wing activists from approaching Cave of the Patriarchs as Pres. Herzog lights first candle of Hanukkah at holy site.

Left-wing activists protest Pres. candle-lighting in Hebron

Haaretz blasts Israel's new President for planned Hebron visit

Hebron symbolizes 'ugliness and cruelty of the occupation, and settlers' violence and domineering,' Haaretz claims.

Haaretz blasts Israel's new President for planned Hebron visit

Appeal against Cave of the Patriarchs accessibility rejected

Supreme Court rejects Hebron's Arab municipality's appeal, says holy site should have been made accessible long ago.

Appeal against Cave of the Patriarchs accessibility rejected

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu praises activity at Cave of the Patriarchs

The institutions of the Cave of the Patriarchs launch a mass mobilization campaign and call on the people of Israel to become partners.

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu praises activity at Cave of the Patriarchs

Can we pass the mentsch test?

Take a good look at how Abraham acts and perhaps add to your score on the entrance exam to the World to Come.

Can we pass the mentsch test?

Less than 10% of Israel's holy sites are disabled-friendly

Among the sites that are not accessible: Western Wall, Tomb of the Patriarchs, Cave of the Prophet Elijah.

Less than 10% of Israel's holy sites are disabled-friendly

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The final test

Why should Abraham purchase the burial cave for Sarah if G-d has already promised the land to him?

The final test

Minister Kahana invites Emirati counterpart to Hebron

Minister of Religious Affairs visits Dubai, meets the Emirati Minister of Tolerance, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak.

Minister Kahana invites Emirati counterpart to Hebron

Rabbi Eliyahu's blessings at the Cave of the Patriarchs

Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu attends Selichot prayers at Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Rabbi Eliyahu's blessings at the Cave of the Patriarchs

Knife-wielding youth arrested in Hebron

Border Police arrest youth who attempted to bring knife into the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Knife-wielding youth arrested in Hebron

Joint List MKs in Hebron: All this belongs to the Palestinians

MKs from Joint List visit Hebron to gather information against Israeli policy, which they will pass on to international organizations.

Joint List MKs in Hebron: All this belongs to the Palestinians

Work commences on making Cave of the Patriarchs accessible

After years of legal wrangling and political obstacles, construction has begun & should be complete within 6 months.

Work commences on making Cave of the Patriarchs accessible

Gantz stops accessibility work at Cave of the Patriarchs

Defense Minister orders last-minute delay in work to make Hebron holy site accessible to the disabled days before work was to start.

Gantz stops accessibility work at Cave of the Patriarchs

Gantz approves Cave of the Patriarchs accessibility

Defense Minister approves immediate implementation of renovation of the Cave of the Patriarchs to make the site disabled accessible.

Gantz approves Cave of the Patriarchs accessibility

Approval to make Cave of Patriarchs accessible - within 2 weeks

Provision of construction permit has been waiting for Defense Minister's signature, letter from top aide says.

Approval to make Cave of Patriarchs accessible - within 2 weeks

Knesset holds hearing over frozen Cave of the Patriarchs work

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee demands answers after Arutz Sheva reports Gantz froze work to make holy site disabled accessible.

Knesset holds hearing over frozen Cave of the Patriarchs work

Court approves Cave of Patriarchs accessibility renovation

Supreme Court rejects petition against construction to make Hebron holy site accessible to disabled people.

Court approves Cave of Patriarchs accessibility renovation

Watch: Jonathan Pollard visits Cave of the Patriarchs

Ex-spy visits one of Judaism's holiest sites for Passover holiday, one of the few days the entire site is open to Jews.

Watch: Jonathan Pollard visits Cave of the Patriarchs

Thousands visit historic Hebron site

Hall of Isaac and Rebecca opens to Jews in honor of the Passover holiday. 'There's room for everyone at the Cave of the Patriarchs.'

Thousands visit historic Hebron site

'Absurd: Waiting for a terrorist's approval'

Ahead of court decision on making Cave of the Patriarchs accessible, MK Halevi: 'Court should have required us to make place accessible.'

'Absurd: Waiting for a terrorist's approval'

Terrorist neutralized after trying to stab officers in Hebron

Border Police officers neutralize a terrorist armed with a knife who tried to stab fighters at the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Terrorist neutralized after trying to stab officers in Hebron

Budget for disabled access to Patriarchs Cave still not approved

Project has green light to proceed, but ministries have yet to apportion budget. Fears that Supreme Court could still halt it.

Budget for disabled access to Patriarchs Cave still not approved

Whose 'ancestral homeland'?

Abraham’s tests are our reassurance and proofs. Erekat's claims of an 'ancestral homeland' are as false as those Abraham faced.

Whose 'ancestral homeland'?

Redeeming homes in Hebron, the City of our Forefathers

Learn about the spiritually significant & highly discreet work of an organization that is redeeming Hebron for the Jewish People.

Redeeming homes in Hebron, the City of our Forefathers

'Let us go up and possess the land'

Abraham's negotiations in Hevron are a lesson for the future.

'Let us go up and possess the land'

Watch: Sukkot prayers at Tomb of Patriarchs

This year, Hebron is coming to the people during Israel's lockdown.

Watch: Sukkot prayers at Tomb of Patriarchs

Permit approved for Cave of the Patriarchs accessibility project

Civil Administration approves permit to make Cave of the Patriarchs accessible to disabled people after years of struggle.

Permit approved for Cave of the Patriarchs accessibility project

Why is Gantz delaying the approved Hebron accessibility project?

The leftist NGO claiming the project will harm the site asked to see how disabled reach the Tower of London - except they don't. Op-ed.

Why is Gantz delaying the approved Hebron accessibility project?

Smotrich: Make Cave of Patriarchs accessible immediately

Yamina MK Bezalel Smotrich calls on Defense Minister Gantz to implement decision to make Hebron holy site disabled accessible without delay.

Smotrich: Make Cave of Patriarchs accessible immediately

Gantz praised for Cave of the Patriarchs accessibility decision

Decision pages way for renovations at Cave of the Patriarchs to allow disabled people to visit the holy site in Hebron.

Gantz praised for Cave of the Patriarchs accessibility decision

'Advance renovations at the Cave of the Patriarchs'

Defense Min. Benny Gantz orders advancement of plans to make Cave of the Patriarchs accessible to handicapped and disabled individuals.

'Advance renovations at the Cave of the Patriarchs'

Tourism Ministry budgets 2.5 million for Cave of the Patriarchs

Tourism Ministry working to redirect funds for the purpose of making ancient site accessible to all.

Tourism Ministry budgets 2.5 million for Cave of the Patriarchs

PA blasts prayer restrictions in Cave of the Patriarchs

PA accuses Israel of violating freedom of worship following restrictive measures decided upon in the Cave of the Patriarchs.

PA blasts prayer restrictions in Cave of the Patriarchs

Cave of the Patriarchs to reopen

Cave of the Patriarchs reopens following coronavirus lockdowns - but the number of visitors will be limited.

Cave of the Patriarchs to reopen

PA warns against annexation in Judea and Samaria

PA livid over green light given by A-G for works to make Cave of the Patriarchs more accessible.

PA warns against annexation in Judea and Samaria

Live: Shacharit and Hallel at Tomb of the Patriarchs

Watch the festive prayer with Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, and Rabbi Uriel Seaied.

Live: Shacharit and Hallel at Tomb of the Patriarchs

South Korean tourists visited the Cave of the Patriarchs

Footage from security cameras shows that the group entered the Jewish prayer area around 9:30 a.m. a week ago Thursday.

South Korean tourists visited the Cave of the Patriarchs

Watch: Attempted stabbing attack at Cave of the Patriarchs

Terrorist attempts to stab policeman at Hevron holy site.

Watch: Attempted stabbing attack at Cave of the Patriarchs

'Move forward without Palestinian Authority's approval'

MK Ayelet Shaked urges Knesset committee to approve making Cave of the Patriarchs accessible, even without Palestinian Authority's approval.

'Move forward without Palestinian Authority's approval'