Wednesday , 8 April 2020
Home » History » Hebron Jewish Cemetery

Hebron Jewish Cemetery

Tour the Old Hebron Jewish Cemetery guided by Yehudah Glick who retells the story of Avraham Yedidya Nachshon. This is the same Yehudah Glick who was injured critically by a Moslem terrorist gunman in Jerusalem. Luckily Yehudah has recovered and is continuing his efforts to encourage Jewish visits to the Temple Mount.

The old Jewish cemetery in Hebron, is located to the west of the city centre in Admot Yishai.  The Old Jewish Cemetery of Hevron was used by Hebron’s Jewish community up until 1936. The cemetery contains four mass graves with the remains of 59 victims of the 1929 Hebron massacre,killed by their “neighbors”. Between 1948-1967 the Old Jewish Cemetery was destroyed by direct order of the Jordanian government.

Avraham Yedidya Nachshon was the first baby boy, after the 6 Day War to have his brit milah (circumcision) performed inside the cave of the Machpelah. Avraham Yedidya died in his crib three months later and also became the first Jew to be buried in the re-opened ancient Jewish cemetery in Hebron.

City of the Patriarch. Artist: Baruch Nachshon. Hand Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Serigraph
Hebron Jewish Cemetery

City of the Patriarch. Artist: Baruch Nachshon. Hand Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Serigraph

 

Hebron Jewish Cemetery – guided by Yehudah Glick

 

.

Hevron Map- Hebron Jewish Cemetery
Hevron Map – Hebron Jewish Cemetery at west end of deep green section. H1 is Arab and H2 is Israeli.

About Israel and You

Cameling in the holy land since forever