Ahead of Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah: Netanyahu Says Jewish People Have ‘Deep Connection To Chevron’


chevron-meoras-hamachpeilahA day before Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, he sent a letter of support to the Jewish community of Chevron. Several hundred Jews live in the majority Palestinian city that is home to the Meoras Hamachpeilah.

“Our deep connection to Hebron, in permanent and temporary settlement, in the journeys of pilgrims and the longing of worshippers, never stopped and never ceased,” Netanyahu wrote.

“Not for nothing the Israeli government included the Cave of the Patriarchs in its list of national heritage sites,” the prime minister added in a letter that came days before the reading of Parshas Chayei Sarah, the story of Avrohom Avinu’s purchase of the Meoras Hamachpeilah to bury his Sarah Imeinu.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}