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Broadcast on parshat Chayei Sarah
If this was an ordinary year, Rabbi Danny Cohen would be preparing to host record crowds at Chabad of Hebron’s annual Shabbat Chayei Sarah mega-gathering located near the Me’arat Hamachpelah (“Cave of the Patriarchs”). But due to the coronavirus, few thin...
Festive holiday meals, lulav-and-etrog sets, a mobile sukkah and Jews from around the world
When the Cohen family of Hebron sat down for dinner on the first night of Sukkot, they were joined by dozens of friends—all members of the Israel Defense Forces who were stationed nearby. “It is really special for us to sit with them in the sukkah and mak...
With tefillin, sacred texts and Shabbat meals, emissaries soldier on despite daily attacks
KIRYAT ARBA, ISRAEL—What does it take to thrive, working day in and day out in this town on the outskirts of the biblical city of Hebron, close to the Cave of the Patriarchs, amid daily and sometimes deadly terror attacks? For Rabbi Yosef (“Yossi”) and Mi...
Soft-spoken gardener succumbs to wounds three weeks after attack
JERUSALEM—Gennady Kaufman, a soft-spoken gardener at Me’arat Hamachpelah (the Cave of the Patriarchs) died today and was laid to rest in the ancient Jewish cemetery in Hebron, three weeks after being stabbed in the heart by a terrorist just outside the ho...
Giant tents unite thousands at annual gathering at the Cave of the Patriarchs
On the very site where the Jewish patriarch Abraham offered food and drink to wayfarers from an open tent in the hot desert sun—standing through the ages as the picture of unstinting hospitality—Chabad of Hebron will do its best to live up to his example ...
Eliyahu Eidenov, whose connection to Judaism was once only through the taunts of school kids, helped build a secret mikvah during the height of Soviet power in Russia. Now living in Israel, he’s renovated a litany of Chabad-Lubavitch properties in Hebron,...
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