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Watch live: 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 Eliyahuplayer

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

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

Approval to make Cave of Patriarchs accessible expected 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

Thousands visit the Cave of the Patriarchs

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

Defense Minister Gantz: 'Advance accessibility 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'

Hagia Sophia is a mosque. What about the Temple Mount and Hevron?

UNESCO has politely asked Erdogan to rethink his decision on Hagia Sofia. How easy it was for them to say Rachel's Tomb is a mosque. Op-ed.

Hagia Sophia is a mosque. And the Temple Mount and Hevron?

Tourism Ministry budgets 2.5 million to make Cave of the Patriarchs accessible

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

Shaked: 'Move forward on Hevron accessibility - 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'

MK Haskel blasts policy change banning MKs from entering part of Cave of the Patriarchs

MK Sharren Haskel says changes to immunity have led to ban on MKs, ministers, entering Hall of Isaac, demands return to status quo.

Likud MK urges return of status quo in Hevron

Cave of the Patriarchs - accessible by Passover?

Blue and White leader promises: Cave of the Patriarchs to be made accessible by Passover.

Cave of the Patriarchs - accessible by Passover?

'Who's in charge of the Cave of the Patriarchs?'

MK Gideon Sa'ar protests negotiating with PA on how, when, whether to make Cave of the Patriarchs handicapped-accessible.

'Who's in charge of the Cave of the Patriarchs?'

Watch: Thousands pray at Cave of the Patriarchs

Jews from around Israel join Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, community rabbis, for 'Hallel,' a prayer of thanks, at Hevron's Cave of the Patriarchs.

Watch: Thousands pray at Cave of the Patriarchs

Petition: Make the Cave of the Patriarchs wheelchair-accessible

Over 100 Likud movement members sign petition demanding PM Netanyahu make Cave of the Patriarchs accessible to the elderly and disabled.

Petition: Make the Cave of the Patriarchs wheelchair-accessible

Palestinian man faints, Israeli Border Police come to his aid

Border Police paramedic administers first aid to Palestinian Authority Arab who lost consciousness near Hevron's Cave of the Patriarchs.

Palestinian man faints, Israeli Border Police come to his aid

Border Police foil terror attack in Hevron

Border Police discover large kitchen knife hidden in the sock of an Arab entering the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Border Police foil terror attack in Hevron

Cave of the Patriarchs floods with rainwater

When it rains in Hevron, the Cave of the Patriarchs is flooded. The Muslim Waqf, backed by the Supreme Court refuses to roof the building.

Cave of the Patriarchs floods with rainwaterplayer

35,000 Jews spend Shabbat in Hevron

Kiryat Arba, Hevron streets fill with caravans and tents as Jews from Israel and the Diaspora gather for Shabbat.

35,000 Jews spend Shabbat in Hevron

Border Police officers save Arab man

Border Police officers in Hevron's Cave of the Patriarchs administer medical aid to a Palestinian Arab who lost consciousness.

Border Police officers save Arab man

Brave Muslim woman bashes UNESCO's anti-Israel resolution

Despite threats on her life, Israeli-Arab Sarah Zoabi slams UNESCO for creating rifts, denying Jews' rights to Cave of the Patriarchs.

Brave Muslim woman bashes UNESCO's anti-Israel resolutionplayer

Hotovely to Arab MKs: You are thieves of history

Deputy Foreign Minister says Arab MKs, UNESCO should read the Bible and the [empty] book of Palestinian history.

Hotovely to Arab MKs: You are thieves of historyplayer

'Hold cabinet meeting at Tomb of Patriarchs'

Yesha Council and Amana issue invitation following UNESCO designation of Hevron's Old City as 'endangered PA heritage site'

'Hold cabinet meeting at Tomb of Patriarchs'

25,000 Jews celebrate Passover in the Patriarchs' city

Visitors tour Hevron sites, walk through the ancient alleyways, and visit the ancient Kasbah neighborhood.

25,000 Jews celebrate Passover in the Patriarchs' cityplayer

Watch: Tens of Thousands at Huge Hevron Concert

Large numbers of people came to the holy city Monday for a "happening" that featured leading Israeli and Jewish music artists.

Watch: Tens of Thousands at Huge Hevron Concert Over Holidayplayer

A Sukkot Story: Terror, Humor, and a Happy Ending

A Sukkot Story: Terror, Humor, and a Happy Ending