Love of the Land

Love of the Land - Alonei Mamrei

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Love of the Land
Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael

ALONEI MAMREI

This Biblical area in Hebron is where Avraham built an altar in gratitude for the Heavenly gift of Eretz Yisrael. It was here too that he welcomed his three angelic visitors who informed him that his wife Sarah would bear him a son. These "plains of Mamrei" derive their name from that of Abraham's ally who encouraged him to go through with his circumcision without fear from his opponents.



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