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West Bank - IN PHOTOS: Tens Of Thousands Spend Celebratory Shabbat Chayei Sarah In Hebron

Published on: November 12, 2017 10:41 AM
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Jewish worshippers dance in Shuhada Street, which used to be a large Palestinian market, near the tomb of the Patriarch, or the Ibrahimi mosque, in the divided West Bank town of Hebron on November 10, 2017, during an annual pilgrimage organised by Israel's settler movement on the occasion of the Chayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) commemorations. / AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER    Jewish worshippers dance in Shuhada Street, which used to be a large Palestinian market, near the tomb of the Patriarch, or the Ibrahimi mosque, in the divided West Bank town of Hebron on November 10, 2017, during an annual pilgrimage organised by Israel's settler movement on the occasion of the Chayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) commemorations. / AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER  

West Bank -  Tens of Thousands of Jews spent Shabbat (Sabbath) in Hevron, commemorating the Torah reading this Sabbath which relates how the Patriarch Avraham bought Me’arat Hamachpela (the Cave of the Patriarchs) from Ephron the Hittite for 400 coins.

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The streets of Kiryat Arba and Hevron filled with tents and portable caravans, and over 3,000 Jews enjoyed Shabbat meals at a tent erected for the purpose by Chabad.

Arutz-7 reported that Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel, Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin, Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, Members of Knesset, rabbis, public figures, and guests from Israel and abroad all converged on the holy city. Uri Karzan, director of the Jewish community in Hebron, said the number of participants this year was at an “all-time high with an estimate of 35,000”.

Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
An Israseli border police kisses a mezuzah outside the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)An Israseli border police kisses a mezuzah outside the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Preparations for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews prepare at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
The Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)The Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)
Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)Religious Jews seen during celebrations at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, for the Hayei Sarah (Life of Sarah) Shabbat celebration on November 10, 2017. The story of the Life of Sarah is commemorated as she is the wife of Abraham, a forefather of the Judaism, at the Cave of the Patriarchs where Abraham and Sarah are believed to be buried. (Credit: Flash 90)


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 Nov 12, 2017 at 09:54 PM grandbear Says:

The man in the front is the great tzadik REB Simcha Hochbaum ,formally from the L.E.S.who works tirelessly to promote hebron ,may he have a long life with nachas from his family.

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 Nov 12, 2017 at 11:42 PM lazy-boy Says:

gavaldig, wish I was able to be there too!

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 Nov 13, 2017 at 09:12 AM Anonymous Says:

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lazy-boy Says:

gavaldig, wish I was able to be there too!

buy a ticket and fly to Israel and join the other lazy boys protesting and taunting police, sit on your derrier and protest

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