The Hebron Massacre
Jameel has an interesting post about The Hebron Massacre of 1929 .
“Since today, August 24th, marks 77 years since the Brutal Massacre and rape of the Jewish Community of Hebron, I thought it would be important to provide the following recently found letter from a survivor who recounts the horrors of the pogrom. The letter’s author requests that his surviving children read the account every year to recall the survival and the massacre:
“Just one thing, my dear children, may you live and be well, I ask of you that you put away this letter for the generations. Each year, at an agreedâ€‘upon day, you should all meet and give thanks and praise to God, blessed be He, who saved your parents from this great catastrophe, and each one of you should make a generous contribution to charity. The miracle took place on Shabbes, Torah portion Ekev, the 18th day of the month of Av, 5689 [August 24, 1929], in Hebron.”
Following is an introduction, and then the letter itself.”
Click here to read the whole thing.
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BarbaraFromCalifornia August 25, 2006 at 10:36 am
Thank you for not forgetting, Jack!
We went by (of course from a long distance) Hebron last week, and were reminded of these facts ourselves during the tour.