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Hevron: Regards from the Great Grandparents

Probably my favorite prayer place in the world is the Cave of the Machpela in Hevron, where Abraham and Sara, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah are buried. I ask our holy ancestors to beg in our behalf at the Divine Throne, that we should successfully weather the "birth-pangs" of Moshiach, and fulfillment of all the redemption prophecies. May we all see our holy forefathers soon in the flesh, with the full redemption of our people in our holy land, the ingathering of the exiles, the coming of Moshiach, the revival of the dead, and the rebuilding of our holy Beit HaMikdash, amen. More than anything, may we merit to see the revelation of Hashem's Divine Presence within our midst, amen sela.

The feeling of being in the company of the holy ancestors defies description, so I'll just show you the pictures.

Photo 1: Maarat HaMachpela, Hevron

Machpela

Photo 2: Leah's gravesite

Leah_imenu

Photo 3: Abraham's gravesite

Avrahamavinu

Photo 4: We found the white donkey, now all we need is Moshiach

White_donkey_hevron

Photo 5: Maarat HaMachpela: A little piece of every Jew's heart is always here

Maaratmachpela

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muzsicman

My friend just got married at the Maaret hamachpelah actaually. FYI I just recently upgraded my site which has a husge database of free jewish sheet music so feel free to check it out:
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Puah yiska

Thnx for the pictures. So beautiful and such a treat for me to see. I haven't had the opportunity to go to Israel yet.

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What lovely evocative photos of the Holy Land. Heartwarming on a cold wintry Melbourne night. I'll have to say hello to that donkey one day, although the prophecy in the Tanach is metaphorical not literal.

Rivka

Beautiful! Also my favorite place in the world to pray...

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