On Sunday, Erev Rosh Chodesh, I took an afternoon trip, after Ulpan in the morning, to Kever Rachel and Chevron with the OU Israel Center. My former High School teacher, R. Segal runs many women’s programming at the OU Center and she coordinated this trip. It was wonderful to see her and reconnect and to hear her teachings once again.
We started at Kever Rachel and it was terrific to get to daven at this special place. A tour guide from Chevron then joined us and provided fascinating information about the area and Chevron and Me’arat Hamachpela. We toured around the city of Chevron a bit and went to some different areas where the Jews live and also to the Old Cemetery where the victims of the 1929 Chevron Massacre are buried. It was extremely interesting to see other parts of Chevron that I had never been to before. Of course we had plenty of time to daven at Me’arat Hamachpela, as well.
It was really nice to meet women from all over Israel who participated in this trip as well as visitors to Israel.