A record crowd at the annual gathering signals a period of rebirth for the City of the Patriarchs.
Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday evening and ends Tuesday evening. The second day of the Jewish holiday coincides with the Arabic Hijri New Year. Though not considered a major Muslim holiday, the Israel Police has decided that Hijri takes precedence over the Jewish holiday and have closed the Temple Mount to Jews.
“And Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre.” (Genesis 25:9) When the patriarch, Isaac, was just a small boy, his mother, Sarah, noticed the way his half-brother Ishmael interacted with him and decided he was… Read more »