The Jewish Community of Hebron

The Jewish Community of Hebron is the oldest Jewish community in the world, home of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Jacob and Leah. They are buried in Hebron in the Caves of Machpela, known as Ma'arat HaMachpela. Hebron was also home to King David, who began his rule in Hebron for seven and a half years before establishing Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. Jews lived in Hebron until the 1929 riots and massacre, after which the survivors were expelled by the British. Jews came back to Hebron in 1967 and today live in an exciting, thriving community. You are welcome to visit us virtually at: or on a tour. See. for details.