Dozens of families from the Chabad community in Givat Mordechai and Ramat Beit Hakerem spent a special Shabbos of unity in Hebron.
The families began their trip to Hebron with a tefillah at Kever Rochel. From there, they went on to the Kinor David winery in Kiryat Arba, where owner David Ederey showed them the special winemaking process that he follows, which came from North Africa 150 years ago.
On the roof of the winery, local shliach Rabbi Victor Attiya told his amazing life story and described how he coped with the tragic death of his young daughter several years ago.
From there, everyone went to daven at the kever of Rebbitzen Menucha Rochel Slonim, “mother” of the yishuv and ancestor of the Rabbi of the Chabad community in Givat Mordechai, shliach Rabbi Yaakov Slonim.
On the way to the guest house in Avraham Avinu, the group stopped for a photograph taken in front of the Cave of Machpelah. Once their rooms had been organized, the men went to tovel in the city’s ancient spring and prepared for Shabbos davening.
When the women had lit the Shabbos candles, everyone went to the Cave of Machpelah to daven, which was accompanied by singing and dancing in accordance with local custom.
Over Shabbos, there was an unforgettable program that included farbrengens, Shabbos seudahs all together, a visit to Beit Hadassah, and a guided tour of the Old City of Hebron, including the casbah.
The children also had a good time, enjoying messibos Shabbos parties arranged by young shlicha Chaya Mushka Slonim.
(SOURCE & PHOTOS: COL.ORG.IL)