Tuesday, February 14, 2006

More Photos of Tu B'Shevat in Chevron

See the Kumah post for an explanation of these photos.

Kumah, Arutz Sheva, and the Hevron community, teamed up for a wonderful day of planting, praying, and prancing. The Hevron Community had received permission to plant in an area adjacent to the Cave of the Partriarchs (Ma'arat HaMachpela). And Kumah was there to join them! Besides planting trees in Hevron the trip also included an English tour of the Jewish community, lunch, and prayer at Ma'arat HaMachpela along with a surpise treat at the end. Check the post at Kumah for full details of the trip.

Here are some extra photos that weren't posted on Kumah.

Yishai swears the Shomron Bus Co. is a pleasure to work with.

We passed "Yitzchok" (the giant Etrog) around on the bus and made a brocha on the smell.

Recent excavations revealed ancient Jewish homes. Some of the stones here were blackened from fire believed to be from the wars of Sancherev.

Everyone admired this view...

...but the view behind them was just as breathtaking.

Kever Yishai and Rus.

Still can't believe how green Eretz Yisrael is this year!

This is the new "Bet Menachem," home to several Jewish families, built on top of the excavations.

This part of the museum teaches about the 1929 massacre.

This memorial was made from tombstones from the Jewish Cemetery that was destroyed during the massacre.

Somebody wanted the stay by the Haddasah House longer...

Torah scrolls of the "Avraham Avienu" shul.

These houses were in the news recently. Jews were expelled from them - hopefully just temporarily. Around that corner at the end is where baby Shalhevet Pas was murdered by a sniper.

Mmmm. Lunch.

My sources tell me this was the Hornstipler Rebbe, Rav Sholom Friedman of Sanhederia.

Soldiers are armed and ready to plant.

First the speeches...

...which gets some people bored.

Play ba...err.. Plant trees!

Arutz-7's Tamar Yonah - with a "white grape" vine.

The officers lower a pomegranate tree.

Childern planting a date palm.

Hard work.

Some of the Kumah gang with a grape vine. Ma'arat HaMachpela in the background.


Beautiful flowers.

Tu B'Shevat seder.

Yishai holds up "Yitzchok" as we prayed for a good Etrog this year.

Wine came from the Bet El winery.

(I have loads of stunning pictures from our visit to Israeli Artist Boruch Nachshon which I plan to post next week - check back here!)


Anonymous nitza said...

hi, the pictures are so moving. I wish I could have been there with you all. Hopefully B"H soon with my whole family. CHAZAK VE'EMATZ!!

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Mormor said...

My grandchildren eagerly watch the video of the planting of 'our' tree - the date palm 'supervised' by the ladies from Beitar. May this palm, and Am Yisrael, continue to grow and flourish in Chevron. Yashar ko'ach to all those who made this special day happen.

10:13 AM  
Blogger ליפא שנילצער said...

nice job keep em coming, i really love that asrog

12:57 PM  
Blogger David Wilder said...

Big WOW. Yashar Koach.

12:52 PM  

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