The Third Night of Chanukah 5777 – 2016

Chag Ourim Sameach – חג אורים שמח  – Happy Festival of Lights Ron and I are making the Chanukah rounds amongst the children. We spent Shabbat with Chanan, Shalva and Elyashiv in Kiryat Arba. Kiryat Arab was established in 1968 with a few caravans on a hilltop, overlooking Hevron. An illegal settlement over the green line. Today, a thriving city.   From Wikipedia: Kiryat Arba or Qiryat Arba (Hebrew: קִרְיַת־אַרְבַּע‎), lit. “Town of the Four,” is an urban Israeli settlement on the outskirts of Hebron, in the Judean Mountains region of the West Bank. Founded in 1968, in 2015 it had a population of 7,108. The international community considers Israeli settlements illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes...