We are now in the month of Iyar. As Rabbi Chaim Falagi, the great 19th century Kabbalist wrote:
“The Hebrew letters of Iyar represent our Avot – Avraham, Yitzchak, Yaakov, and Rachel. Fortunate is the one who donates to Hebron this month...even if he can’t afford to do so, he should borrow and collect because time is of the essence and this donation now will protect him and make him succeed in everything.” Indeed, this is an auspicious time for healing. The month of Iyar famously signifies the acronym Ani Hashem Rofecha – I am G-d, your Healer. Together, we can make a difference and bring peace and healing to the world.
Here in the holy city of Hebron, the usual challenges for both the residents and soldiers are now compounded by the coronavirus, including a marked increase in terrorist activities.
We desperately need your help! Tourism revenue and government funding have both come to a halt. The Hebron Fund is the LAST line of support for the Jewish Community of Hebron and we need to fill the gap for these modern heroes who keep Hebron open for all of us.
We urge you to renew your commitment to Hebron during this fortuitous month and take advantage of Rabbi Falagi’s holy blessing for health and protection.
*Hebron’s Jewish Community is committed to maintaining a stream of prayers from around the world flowing through the traditional prayer site at the tombs of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah. The Ma'arah has been closed, but the Israeli government has allowed the adjacent Rochelle Berkowitz Plaza/7th step to remain open for Hebron Residents to pray (maintaining strict social distancing). If you know someone in need of prayers for any reason, please include their name in the 'Special Notes' section and we will add them to the Hebron prayer list.*
*$500 donors receive honorary citizenship of Hebron and a limited edition 50th anniversary bronze medallion
**$1000 donors receive honorary citizenship of Hebron and a limited edition 50th anniversary silver medallion
***$1800 donors receive honorary citizenship of Hebron and a limited edition 50th anniversary gold medallion
To find out more about honorary citizenship please click here.